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

By | 2018-03-22T14:36:38+00:00 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."

Post-Amazon bid, Orlando tech regroups behind startup successes

By | 2018-02-19T13:07:54+00:00 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.”

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

By | 2018-02-09T15:11:32+00:00 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.

Orlando City Council to consider support for tech firms

By | 2018-02-09T15:08:25+00:00 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.”

Orlando to speak with business leader opposing plan for Canvs money

By | 2018-02-09T13:32:36+00:00 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.”

Downtown Business Experts Form Coalition To Help Startups Scale In Orlando

By | 2018-02-09T15:07:15+00:00 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.

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

By | 2018-02-09T13:31:53+00:00 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."