Since we opened our doors 12 months ago, we have:
Grown to over 100 members who represent 40+ companies
Helped our members’ businesses pivot, grow, improve, and scale through our community and our events, resources, and network of advisors and investors
Hosted 100+ community events, which have brought over a thousand new visitors through our doors
Won a Downtown Orlando Partnership Golden Brick Award for Community Engagement
Won an Orlando Business Journal Award for one of the Coolest Office Spaces in Orlando
Served as the birthplace and home of VentureScaleUp (Orlando's business accelerator focused on identifying, nurturing, and accelerating high-growth entrepreneurs) and its Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 classes, resulting in graduating companies raising over $500K in investment capital to date.
To celebrate these achievements and our awesome community of diverse, execution-focused entrepreneurs in Downtown Orlando, we’re hosting a One Year Celebration on Wednesday, April 20th starting at 5:00 pm. Bring your friends, make new ones, and enjoy a night of food, drinks, music, talks, networking, and partying.
5 - 5:30 pm Check-in and pick up a free coworking day pass for you and a friend. Mingle, network, and enjoy a drink
5:30 - 6 pm – Cofounder Dennis R. Pape, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orlando Economic Development Commission Senior VP Dave Porter, and Ustler Development and Creative Village Orlando President Craig Ustler will say a few words about Catalyst and its role in scaling creativity and innovation in downtown Orlando.
6 - 8 pm – Visit demo tables showcasing some of our awesome member and VentureScaleUp accelerator companies
6 - 8 pm -- Appetizers, drinks, networking, and more networking. Cocktails by Tito's Handmde Vodka and Bungalow 23. Organic hand crafted beer by Orlando Brewing. Craft coffee by Vespr Craft Coffee and Allures.
Explore Catalyst, meet the doers of Orlando's entrepreneurial community, and celebrate one-year with us. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, April 20th!