Catalyst House

Catalyst House Historical Overview

With the release of the Catalyst House SBIU eNewsletter, CAT turned 11 years old – July 16th 1999 was the official launch of Catalyst House, when a small eclectic (and eccentric) group of visionaries and innovators decided to engage in a new business model that emphasized philanthropic entrepreneurship, social justice, and a bit of radical chic.

The name Catalyst House was bestowed upon it by that marvelous name-smith and CAT Advisor Fred Lehrman

In nostalgia of the day, the very first issue of what would later become the SBIU, the first issue of Catalyst eNews –

Volume-1 Issue-1 September 1999  may be found here.

Lynnea Bylund initially started Catalyst House, Inc., summer of 1999, while she lived in Cambridge, Mass. shortly after she returned from Brazil, working on a very special project with the First Lady of Brazil and her senior staff.
Lynnea received a call from a White House laiaison as a result of my wireless trade association background, and the PCS license win, and relationship I created with her, to put together a Hi-Tech business delegation for a Presidential Trade Mission between the Asia/Pacific region.
When she got the Trade Mission she was told that she needed to be a US based company in order to be on the Trade Mission. So Catalyst House was born.
The vision broadened as the idea formed to assist small and medium sized companies towards entering into the global market place and assist them in the process of accessing capital.
11 Year Highlights of Catalyst

We initially started Catalyst House, Inc., summer of 1999, while I lived in Cambridge, Mass. shortly after I returned from Brazil, working on a very special project with officials of that country and the founder of AOL.

I received a call from a White House liaison as a result of my wireless trade association background, and the PCS license win, to put together a Hi-Tech business delegation for a Presidential Trade Mission between the Asia/Pacific regions.

When I got the Trade Mission I was told that I needed to be a US based company in order to be on the Trade Mission. So Catalyst House was born.

The vision broadened as the idea formed to assist small and medium sized companies towards entering into the global market place and assist them in the process of accessing capital.

11 Year Highlights of Catalyst House –

Presidential Pacific Rim Trade Mission, Australia

Catalyst House, Inc. and NIC Brazilian NGO Partner

Millennium Martin L. King Cross Cultural Festival of Arts

Global Business Summit, Washington DC

Bermuda Jazz Festival

Catalyst House Structures Capital Placement for Stirling Energy

Launch of ADMAX

Catalyst structures the first of $3M capital for major barter exchange

President Bush Small Business Appointment

ADMAX Partners with World’s Largest B2B ‘Trade Exchange

Catalyst House Unveils OC SuperPortal

Catalyst House Secures a $10,000,000 Credit Facility

Super Portal Receives Congressman’s Outstanding Achievement Certificate

Bylund Receives Congressional Medal of Distinction

CAT Goes “Public” Renames eNews to SBIU

ADMAX Joins MerchantCircle

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lynnea2 The BoardLynnea Bylund is a Director of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute, founder of Catalyst House and has nearly three decades of experience in administration, marketing and business development. She was a nationally recognized spokeswoman for the emerging alternative video and information delivery industries. She has a degree in holistic health-nutrition from the legendary and controversial health educator and activist Dr. Kurt Donsbach, she is the founder of two not-for-profit small business-based wireless trade associations and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and at the FCC where she has spoken out strongly against the cable TV monopoly, illegal spectrum warehousing and ill-conceived congressional schemes to auction our nation’s precious airwaves to the highest bidder.

Ms. Bylund is a founder and former CEO of a Washington DC telecommunications consulting and management company with holdings in several operating and developmental wireless communications systems and companies. In 1995 Lynnea became the first female in the world to be awarded a Broadband PCS operating permit – she was one of only 17 winners, along with Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon in the biggest cash auction in world history, raising a whopping $8 billion. Lynnea also spear-headed the successful effort to launch the first cable TV network in the South Pacific islands.
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