Catalyst Spaces cofounder Dennis R. Pape comments to the Orlando Sentinel's Marco Santana. "There has been a lack of awareness of coworking in Orlando,” said Dennis Pape, founder of Catalyst, who said he started the group to fix that.
Outreach by the hundreds of Orlando businesses working with advanced technology will help, too, said Dennis Pape, who runs tech coworking space Catalyst in downtown Orlando. “If you have the business people who use or develop new technology introduce it to them, it can get them interested in pursuing those careers,” he said.
Finexio and RedTeam Combine Their Expertise in B2B Payments and Construction ERP Software to Create Innovative Commercial Payment System
Catalyst member Finexio, the smart B2B payment network that simplifies digital payments for accounts payable departments, is collaborating with Orlando's RedTeam, a cloud-based project management and accounting software designed for commercial construction companies, to build a new solution for electronically distributing payments to subcontractors and vendors.
Catalyst Spaces cofounder Dennis R. Pape comments to the Orlando Business Journal's Matthew Richardson. "One expert co-working space owner in the Orlando tech community was not too happy about TechCrunch's data. "This corroborates what those of us following this space have observed," said Dennis Pape, founder of accelerator group VentureScaleUp and downtown Orlando co-working space Catalyst. "Miami, and now Tampa, have eclipsed Orlando in terms of venture capital deals and dollar volume. How have they done this? By building tech ecosystems that foster scalable startups."
Catalyst startups Finexio raises $4M and Switchboard Live raises $1.6M in Q4 2017.
The more companies succeed, the better off the region can be because it can show budding entrepreneurs that starting a business in Orlando can be fruitful, said Dennis Pape, founder of the downtown Orlando coworking space Catalyst. “It encourages nascent entrepreneurs working at larger tech companies to consider starting a company,” he said. “It helps energize investors to take a look at other startups locally.”
Catalyst's original website, designed in 2015 by Andrew Nater and Kevin Halliday-Glynn with Trim Media, has served our Orlando coworking space well, informing visitors about our workspace, membership plans and amenities, providing potential members the ability to schedule a tour with instant access to our tour scheduling calendar, and providing visitors the ability to start a membership plan directly from the [...]
Catalyst member Ernest Rolfson, Finexio CEO, talks about how his company works, how it started and more.
“Catalyst is committed to providing the workspace, resources, and connections to enable Orlando entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses,” said Dennis Pape, Catalyst’s founder and managing director.
Catalyst cofounder Dennis R. Pape comments about collaboration and connecting startups with investors in the Orlando Sentinel's 2018 Central Florida Business Technology Forecast.