Helping women start and grow businesses in Tirol

The Catalyst Academy is a growing community of phenomenal women who are changing the face of small businesses in Tirol. We run the 8-week Business Startup School, deliver practical workshops, organise stimulating events, and offer solid business advice and mentoring.

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The next 8-week Business School


Gain clarity, learn new skills and get all the essentials in place to start a business that makes money and that fits with your lifestyle. The 8-week Business School is practical, inspirational and delivers results.

Find an event

Doing business is all about people. That’s why we run regular free and paid events in Innsbruck. Join us for Catalyst Coffee for informal business discussions, or come along to a presentation, a workshop or a networking event.

If you’re a woman and you’re interested in running or growing a business, we’d love to see you!

Next dates: 4 Oct | 1 Nov | 6 Dec

Thoughts, ideas, insights

Pay isn’t equal in Austria

There’s been a lot of talk in the media recently about the UK and the gender pay gap, with startling article titles like “Gender pay gap: women earn £300,000 less than men over working life” (Guardian). What about here in Austria?

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Self-sabotage and leaning in

One of things that I find when I am working with women who are starting or growing a business is this: their biggest obstacle in succeeding is their own self-doubt. This observation was reinforced in a brilliant book called “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to... read more

Phenomenal woman

Sometimes, women have a tendency to forget their worth. In a world that adores youth and beauty in women, and sends mixed messages about the need to be traditional and be a mother or a carer, with the expectation that every woman should also be successful in her... read more

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“People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.”

– Michelle Zatlyn, Co-founder of CloudFlare