Catalyst Application

A Six Month Social Impact Incubator

Note: you cannot save and resume this form, so please download the questions linked below in advance and prepare your answers before completing the form:
2019 Catalyst Application Questions

2019 Catalyst Application

Page 1 of 8: Contact Info

All questions 300 words or less. Note, you cannot save and resume. The questions are available for download in advance.



Page 2 of 8: Product Details








Page 3 of 8: Product Info (All answers 500 words or less)


100 words or less


Give a short profile of 2-3 types of users your product aims to serve




With demo credentials or a screen capture of a demo


Page 4 of 8: Team


Please provide a link to their bio/linkedin, portfolio, github, etc.


Page 5 of 8: Impact


Low income as defined as making less than $50k per year in NYC.

I.E. Money saved, delta in likelihood of graduation, etc. What evidence (studies, pilots, etc.) leads you to believe these numbers?



Job quality defined as improvement in pay and benefits, improvement in workplace standards, increased access to job opportunities and professional development, and decreased isolation.

Page 6 of 8: Sustainability







Page 7 of 8: Future Plans



Page 8 of 8: Why Catalyst and Robin Hood





Please enter your name and email address to start the application process.

If you are having trouble with the form above, please email the completed questionnaire above and email it to blueridgelabs@robinhood.org.

All submitted applications will receive a confirmation email.

The deadline for applications is August 28th at 11:59pm EST.