Notley Rebrands National Competition and Kicks off Catalyst Games

Do you have what it takes to make it in the big leagues? Maybe not, but you sure can enjoy a fun round of trivia with your co-workers, especially if it helps out a good cause.

Notley, an Austin-based philanthropic organization, first launched Startup Games in 2012.  Since its inception, Startup Games has brought companies together with team-building games that benefit charity. The games have raised over $825,000 for local communities and has been a must-attend event for companies.

Now back and rebranded under the name Catalyst Games, Notley hopes to provide a way for companies to connect and serve their community year-round.  In addition to the new name, the games will come with a new structure.

The first-ever Catalyst Games National Season (The Games) will be an 8-week competition designed to engage employees, cultivate leadership skills, raise company morale, and foster trust among team members. The national season will rally teams around nonprofits creating greater access to opportunity and tackling issues like STEAM education, early childhood development, entrepreneurship, and workforce readiness.

2020 has been an incredibly challenging year and more than ever, employees are asking for employers to  provide opportunities to plug in to the community in timely and meaningful ways. The Games will rally companies around the country to support, volunteer and raise $50,000 for nonprofits working to expand and create new community opportunities.

The Volunteer Season kicks off in September

The Volunteer Season, which will kick off The Games in September, will give all participating teams the opportunity to earn bonus points for volunteering.

Regional Games

The regional games will kick off  October 1 – October 23 with three fun interactive competitions including Trivia, Virtual Relay Race and Immersive Escape Room.  Teams will participate in the games virtually throughout October.


After the games wrap up in October, the top teams will compete in the championship finale in November.  The season will conclude with an award ceremony and celebration.

Q&A Session

Since the format is completely different this year, Notley will host a Q&A session Friday, August 7th. Be one of the first 30 company representatives to sign up and attend the Q&A to receive a $20 gift card. Register here!

Featured image via Catalyst Games.