The Catalyst accelerator program is a multi-stakeholder initiative, thanks to funding from a range of public and private organizations: GO Virginia, Batten Institute, Albemarle County Economic Development, Charlottesville Economic Development, and UVA Economic Development. This broad collaboration leverages the resources of the wider ecosystem to not only support the select set of high-potential startups selected for the accelerator, but also trigger positive impacts upon the community-at-large.