Silicon Catalyst is the world's only incubator focused exclusively on semiconductor solution startups. We address the challenges faced by these startups while guiding them from idea to prototype, and then to product. Well over 200 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, and we have admitted 16 exciting companies.
Silicon Catalyst exists to help semiconductor startups succeed. We have created a growing ecosystem of In-Kind partners, industry-leading companies, expert advisors, and investors. This ecosystem enables our startups to form deep relationships with people that provide value to their long-term success.
We provide the startups we incubate with goods and services from our network of In-Kind partners to dramatically reduce the cost of development. These goods and services include EDA tools, PDK access, foundry wafers, test equipment, design services, and other valuable technical and business capabilities from our expanding network of In-Kind partners.
Silicon Catalyst startups interact with a valuable network of expert advisors. In addition, our strategic partners share their experience and actively look for opportunities to work together with our startups.
Our two-year incubation program also provides a path to funding through our connections with venture capitalists, strategic investors, individual angel investors, angel investment groups, and government agencies that provide grants.
In our first year we were awarded the prestigious UBM Canon Startup Company of the Year, in anticipation of our impact on the semiconductor industry. We are proud to have created a broad ecosystem which provides our startups with the greatest opportunity for a successful exit.