Catalyst Startup Program


Supercharge your startup.

Meet Catalyst, the SoftLayer startup incubator. Catalyst is core to our mission to enable next generation technologies and empower the entrepreneurs that will bring them to market.

It takes more than hard work and determination to transform ideas into an enterprise. Catalyst provides free infrastructure and the support necessary for building your vision.

Free Infrastructure

Members get a $1000 credit each month, good for any SoftLayer server or service.


Pick the brains of the industry veterans and über-geniuses who innovate the SoftLayer platform.

Incubator Integration

When your startup joins one of our partner incubators or accelerators , you qualify for Catalyst.

Vision is mandatory.
Tattoos are optional.

Program Requirements

If your company is one of the following, it's eligible:

  • Startup or early-stage technology company with an Internet-dependent product or service
  • Member of incubator or accelerator program we partner with
  • Referral from a SoftLayer investor or advisor
  • Previous or existing customers are not eligible for the Catalyst program

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Let’s get personal.

The Catalyst Team

No two startups are the same, so we refuse to take a cookie-cutter approach to supporting Catalyst companies. Every startup gets personalized attention and feedback from our team of startup veterans and technical experts.