The ​Entrepreneurship and Innovation Catalyzer

Building entrepreneurs ™

We are here for you! COVID-19 Impacts:

The Catalyzer team is working remotely and continues to support our student-centric mission, conducting all student mentoring and other appointments via email, Zoom or Google Hangouts. We especially want to thank our students, faculty, staff and administrators, who have been working tirelessly to create the best possible virtual learning experience during these challenging times.

This spring, we want to help you take advantage of this crisis by offering programming that focuses on building entrepreneurial skills essential for weathering such storms. This will not only allow you to work on your business ideas at your own pace but also enables you to have a robust and compelling idea to present at next year’s events. 

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San Diego breeds innovation. Here, booming startups and social enterprises flourish, using creativity and entrepreneurship to build a new world economy—one that not only creates jobs and builds wealth, but also solves global problems and improves lives. Here at USD, we help make this magic happen.

Abuzz with bold ideas and the resources to pull them off, our community is the hub for entrepreneurial activity in San Diego and beyond. We challenge students to create the next big thing and go to market at our V2 pitch competition. We coach passionate innovators at our Legacy Entrepreneurship Conference. The sky is the limit on creative ideas and we encourage students to explore their entrepreneurship potential to make a positive impact on the world at our Fowler Business Concept Challenge. 

Through these initiatives and so many more, we bring together a whole world of established entrepreneurs, thought leaders, upstart innovators, brilliant venture capitalists and bright-eyed students. Then we stand back and watch the sparks fly.

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Women changing the world.

Our Women Innovators Initiative helps women take the lead as social innovators—so they can transform lives, communities and the world.