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."
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 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 mentioned as one of several tech firms relocating to fast growing STEM job city Orlando.
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 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.”
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.”
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.
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."