Press Releases

Micro-Loan Program (BAM) Partnership to Benefit Small Businesses

The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship is excited to announce that microloans in the amount of $5,000 to $25,000 are now available for startups, early stage businesses, and established small businesses. This new microloan program is made possible through a strategic partnership with Redstone Federal Credit Union, Neighborhood Concepts, and The Catalyst. Redstone will provide the funds, Neighborhood Concepts will make the loans, and The Catalyst will provide loan support services before and after the loan is made.

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AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers Help The Catalyst Center REACH

Newly appointed VISTA volunteers at The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship are on board to help a small staff with a big mission: the new REACH program will include anti-poverty strategies, capacity building for new business growth, and outreach and support for rural and disadvantaged businesses. REACH stands for “Regional Economic Activities for Communicating Hope.”

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North Alabama Entrepreneurs Thriving, Generating Major Economic Growth for Region

North Alabama entrepreneurs generate major business in North Alabama, as well as create new jobs and opportunities for area residents.

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The Catalyst Accepting Nominations for 2018 Entrepreneur Awards

The Catalyst is now accepting nominations for the 3rd Annual Entrepreneur Awards as a part of the 2018 Innovate Huntsville Week of events.

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Nominations for 2018 Entrepreneur Awards Now Open

The Catalyst is now accepting nominations for the 3rd Annual Entrepreneur Awards as a part of the 2018 Innovate Huntsville Week of events. The Entrepreneur Awards recognizes and honors the skill and courage exhibited by entrepreneurs to develop a business from an idea.

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The Catalyst forms HUBZone Accelerator Program

The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship launched a new program today, called HUBZone Accelerator, dedicated to empowering underserved communities to increase entrepreneurship, share resources and market their combined network of capabilities.

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CATALYST CLIENT ESSNOVA AWARDED GSA SCHEDULE 70

Stennis Space Center, MS – Birmingham, AL-based geospatial firm Essnova, a member of the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) Cluster, announced the General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded the firm a 5-year 70 Schedule Contract (5/17-5/22) with over 24 labor categories. IT Schedule 70 is a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract for commercial IT products/services that are available to federal agencies worldwide. It is one of the largest contracts in government used by agencies to purchase technology products and services.

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 CATALYST CLIENT ESSNOVA EARNS ISO 9001 CERTIFICATION

Stennis Space Center, MS – Birmingham, AL-based geospatial firm Essnova, a member of the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) Cluster, announced they have achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 certification. By meeting the extensive criteria for these standards, the company affirms its ability to consistently deliver effective quality management systems, comply with security requirements, and drive continuous improvements to products, services, and internal processes.

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