SSI is New Catapult Sponsor

We are thrilled to announce that Strategic Systems International (SSI) has signed on as a Catapult sponsor.

SSI is a software development and technology firm headquartered in Chicago. Launched in 1991 from Northwestern’s Incubator in Evanston by founder and president Shoaib Abbasi, SSI has grown to over 200 employees globally with offices in the United States, Germany, Argentina, Malaysia and Pakistan. SSI is not a “Dev Shop” but a technology partner helping tech startups scale from ideation to acceleration.

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Catapult is fortunate to have SSI’s expertise and guidance available to our residents. SSI can help our companies with a variety of services, including everything from MVP development, to architecture review, product development, offshore or on site development teams, and testing.

“As a serial tech entrepreneur, I have high regards for entrepreneurs striving to make a difference and taking the challenging road to success,” said Abbasi. “The partnership with Catapult Chicago reflects our commitment to support the tech startup ecosystem in a meaningful manner and provide resident companies access to the SSI platform with deep development resources, tools and robust processes to help accelerate the growth of their businesses. I would like to applaud the founders and management of Catapult Chicago on the excellent program they have established and look forward to getting to know the many resident entrepreneurs and their companies.”

The feeling is mutual. “SSI is a perfect fit with Catapult. We are excited to have them on board to advise our startups,” said April Lane, Catapult’s Executive Director. “SSI will provide insight and expertise to the Catapult startups, helping them navigate their technology challenges as they grow their tech teams and scale their businesses.”

SSI has wasted no time getting to know Catapult – they have already met with several of the resident companies. According to Aksh Gupta, cofounder of Occasion, the online booking company, “We look forward to leveraging SSI’s experience and knowledge on system design and deployment as a way to empower our engineering team to build without making expensive mistakes.”

Amanda Bohl, CEO of Supply Vision, the transportation technology company, added, “After speaking with Fahad Siddiqui and Humayun Latif about SSI’s services, I now understand their offerings. Down the road … this could be a good fit, especially with their experience in our industry.”