Catalyst Team

Interested in joining the Catalyst team for an upcoming program? Submit an interest form!

We are continually growing our team of mentors that includes members of the Seattle business, startup and education communities! Our Jolkona Catalyst team is composed of workshop instructors, mentors, and office hour hosts who donated their time towards working with our Jolkona Catalyst entrepreneurs. Keep scrolling to meet our Jolkona team members!

Meet the Mentors

Jolkona mentors work with our Catalysts one-on-one for the duration of the program. Our mentors support our Catalysts as they develop their pitches for the Showcase and offer individualized advice to support our Catalysts in working through their venture’s current challenges.


  Meet the Workshop Instructors

Jolkona Workshop Instructors lead a 90-minute interactive workshop with our Catalysts. Our instructors are a mix of social entrepreneurs and academics from the Seattle community. Instructors teach a spectrum of classes from telling your story to savvy financial management.


 Pitch Coaches

Jolkona Pitch Coaches provide Catalysts with critical feedback throughout the program on the pitches they will ultimately deliver at the Jolkona Catalyst Showcase. Our Catalysts work tirelessly to improve their pitches and perfect their story.

 Site Visit Hosts 

Thank you to our site visit hosts who opened their doors to our Catalysts! During Week 2 of our accelerator, Catalysts conduct site visits around Seattle to see how successful Seattle social enterprises and companies  manage their daily activities.