Catalyst Community

Bold thinking, breakthrough action.


Founded in 2021, Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst is a new global community of public and private sector innovators, visionaries, scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs who are radically reshaping the new economy. Catalysts are at the leading edge of technology and policy, working across borders to transform both business and government, and build a more equitable and sustainable global economy in real time.


Bloomberg New Economy will amplify the achievements of the Catalyst community, while providing Catalysts with tailored opportunities to scale and accelerate their work through a year-round program of events, networking and thought-leadership engagements. The Catalysts will also help lead the dialogue at the annual Bloomberg New Economy Forum in November.


Meet the 2021 Catalysts

The 2021 class of Bloomberg New Economy Catalysts is composed of 31 leaders from 18 countries. This year’s inaugural cohort was selected for their achievements in climate, agriculture, bio-tech, e-commerce, space and digital money.  These topics align with the Bloomberg New Economy editorial pillars, which are climate, trade, cities, finance and health. The Catalysts are:


  • Developing leading-edge technologies that have global applications — with special emphasis on the emerging world
  • Advancing policy ideas that help government work more efficiently, accelerating the public-sector changes needed to build a more inclusive economy
  • Galvanizing the private sector to invest and monetize new ideas, embracing new possibilities in emerging markets and around
    the world
  • Leading forward-thinking organizations, initiatives and ideas that can create a more inclusive future
H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri

H.E. Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri

Minister of State for Advanced Technology, United Arab Emirates; Chairwoman, UAE Space Agency
Sara Menker

Sara Menker

CEO and Founder Gro Intelligence
Matias Muchnick

Matias Muchnick

Founder and CEO NotCo
Justin Gong

Justin Gong

Co-Founder XAG

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Selection Process

The nomination and selection process for the 2022 Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst community is not yet open. Stay tuned for more information.