Higher Education

An accelerator that supports the development of world-ready graduates

We support collegiate entrepreneurs in the early stages of developing a business and help them gain access to resources and mentorship in Central Pennsylvania.

Higher Education Accelerator


We have the expertise of experienced practitioners who work in the design, strategy and engineering fields. We provide training, practical experience and mentorship that supports successful graduates.

WHAT IS IT?

Catamaran offers a customized innovation transfer acceleration service for local colleges and universities to build their entrepreneurial capacity. This programming engages students in entrepreneurship as a viable career option. It’s about putting the rigor of design and engineering to create validated, market-ready solutions.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This is geared towards colleges and universities. Each institution will be different which is why Catamaran offers customizable programming to ensure students are leaving the experience with the most comprehensive knowledge.

WHAT IS PROVIDED?

Andculture provides practitioners (designers, strategists and engineers) for entrepreneurs to increase the chances for success. We help students build their products and define their market fit through training, co-creative sessions, practical experience and mentorship that supports the development of world-ready graduates.

THE PROGRAM

Catamaran’s curriculum is based around human centered design and includes the following:

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Empathy

Discovery based problem solving approach gained by research conducted through the lens of users

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Experimentation

Quickly shape ideas into solutions through iterative approaches

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Exploration

Providing students the time, space and tools to rigorously develop and explore ideas

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Entrepreneurship

Make ideas real by validating with users and advocating for solutions

Interested in seeing how Catamaran can benefit your campus?