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News 2018-02-15T14:50:21+00:00

Catalyst Spaces and its members make news. Catalyst is a leading voice and thought leader of the coworking movement in Orlando. Catalyst’s members are making business news, creating innovative startups in Orlando. Catalyst and its members are regularly quoted in the Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando Business Journal.

304, 2018

Orlando program aims to expose low-income students to virtual reality

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Orlando Sentinel|Tags: |

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.

2103, 2018

Finexio and RedTeam Combine Their Expertise in B2B Payments and Construction ERP Software to Create Innovative Commercial Payment System

March 21st, 2018|Categories: PR Newswire|Tags: , |

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.

2003, 2018

Orlando left out as top city in South for startups — here’s why and 8 things we can do

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Orlando Business Journal|Tags: , |

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."

1902, 2018

Post-Amazon bid, Orlando tech regroups behind startup successes

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Orlando Sentinel|Tags: |

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.”

1001, 2018

Orlando startup, once located in Silicon Valley, lands investment

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Orlando Sentinel|Tags: , , |

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.

812, 2017

Commentary: Orlando should make better use of its technology assets to boost wages

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Orlando Sentinel|Tags: , |

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.

2310, 2017

Orlando City Council to consider support for tech firms

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Orlando Sentinel|Tags: , , |

Catalyst cofounder Dennis R. Pape encouraged by new developments in allocating $150,000 to encourage tech entrepreneurs to start companies. “There is demonstrated success in [the new plan],” he told the Sentinel last week. “Much more so than just funding a few entities, which the original plan was about.”

2709, 2017

Orlando to speak with business leader opposing plan for Canvs money

September 27th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst Spaces|Tags: , , |

Catalyst cofounder Dennis R. Pape addresses the Orlando City Council: “Nurturing an entrepreneurial environment with city funding is a worthwhile endeavor but this plan misses the mark.”

905, 2017

Downtown Business Experts Form Coalition To Help Startups Scale In Orlando

May 9th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst Spaces|Tags: , , |

Catalyst Startup Coalition launches - a group of 10 seasoned early-stage business experts, with offices at Catalyst, offering free office hours to entrepreneurs and a variety of programs and events at Catalyst to help entrepreneurs scale.

601, 2017

Meetup-palooza: Orlando’s tech community to see more events in 2017

January 6th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst Spaces|Tags: , |

Catalyst cofounder Dennis R. Pape commented: "We are going to be having more business content-oriented events this year. There is a big need for business development and content for startups in the early stage.""There is a big need for business development and content for startups in the early stage."

1304, 2016

Here’s why Orlando needs more co-working space

April 13th, 2016|Categories: Orlando Business Journal|Tags: , |

Catalyst Spaces cofounder Dennis R. Pape says "Co-working spaces have become the disruptive market for the traditional workspace. I am in favor of having more co-working spaces, and I think it will bring more people to the downtown area. I want to have a lot of non-tech startups in the space. I want to have marketers and other industries here. It creates a level of daily networking."

201, 2015

Orlando making case as ‘thriving technology hub,’ tech leaders say

January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Orlando Sentinel|Tags: , |

Catalyst co-founder Dennis Pape said the region's history in modeling and simulation, along with schools including Full Sail University and the University of Central Florida, make Central Florida an ideal setting for notable tech growth. "It's the traditional leader and continues to be," he said.