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.
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 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.
Catalyst startup Finexio, a smart B2B payment network that eliminates paper checks by embedding electronic payments into the corporate buying and selling experience, completed an oversubscribed $4M Series A round.
Catalyst cofounder Dennis R. Pape writes it is past time we focus our economic development and entrepreneurship support efforts on high-growth entrepreneurs and become proactive in the creation of scaleups.
Catalyst cofounder Dennis R. Pape leads organizing team that revives Orlando Startup Weekend at Catalyst in Orlando.