Jolkona is excited to host Project Catalyst in Seattle! Project Catalyst is an accelerator for international social ventures, with a focus on empowering young social entrepreneurs. This three-week intensive workshop brings social entrepreneurs from Indonesia to Seattle, where they can hone their business plans, gain valuable insights, and meet prospective investors and funders.


We are seeking local families & individuals to host these participants in Seattle!

These social leaders are dedicated and engaged students and professionals between the ages of 18 and 30, who are all eager to stay with local hosts and experience Seattle culture. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about other cultures and share a little of our own Pacific Northwest culture and hospitality. Here are a few helpful details:

  • The time and effort commitment to the host family is minimal
  • Hosts provide a room, are close to bus transportation and may provide a few meals
  • The entrepreneurs have a full schedule and will spend much of their free time working on their projects
  • As long as there is access to the bus, these entrepreneurs will have an Orca card for their commuting needs
  • We will grant a stipend to the host family to cover food expenses

Find the dates of our upcoming program here. If you’d like to host a social entrepreneur, please contact us at