About iCatalysts

iCatalysts provides services with the mission to accelerate the impact of young entrepreneurs to develop and grow their ventures. Innovation is not realized unless entrepreneurs find customers and committed investors and mentors. We believe that a networked model is the best way to help entrepreneurs catalyze their innovations. To accomplish this goal, EFN’s iCatalysts is powered by a collaborative network of more than 2,500 mentors, investors, partners, experts and entrepreneurs that reaches from our roots in Silicon Valley to every continent.

iCatalysts is a program of Enterprise Futures Network (EFN),  a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers young entrepreneurs through mentor-based programs.

Founded in 2003 by lecturers and mentors in a University of California (UC), Berkeley venture design practicum, EFN has partnered with ten top universities and supported more than 800 ventures.  More than 100 of our ventures have launched and raised more than $60 million.

EFN is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with regional groups in the Bay Area, Tri-States Area (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut), Houston and Seattle. EFN’s mentors are also located throughout the U.S. and on every continent.   .

Our Resources and Impact

  • 200+ mentors engaged and trained
  • 800+ teams mentored
  • 2400 entrepreneursmentored
  • 100+ funded ventures
  • Ventures raised more than $60 million