Catalyst Co-Creates Texas Rising Tide Initiative

Fort Worth, Texas:

In the Dallas / Forth Worth area: there is a stellar opportunity for innovation.

It’s encouraging to see key stakeholders come together to share a common cause:

Enhance the Fort Worth and Tarrant County Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology community through the introduction of a vibrant, collaborative technology ecosystem.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are not solely for the millennial. In fact, businesses must continually adapt to succeed long-term. We forget that most things around us were created by someone brave enough to build.

The Rising Tide Initiative was designed to create a fierce outcome-oriented approach to adding value within the innovation ecosystem. The results of a collaborative community will represent fresh value for each stakeholder.

It starts with awareness, and the lifting of silos.

  • Texas is the largest Technology Exporting State in the Nation (http://bit.ly/2fIxsKM)
  • 60.4% of Texas High school students want to pursue STEM related fields in their future (http://bit.ly/2fhz7qk)
  • It’s expected that the population of Texas will double by 2050 (http://bit.ly/2fe9bsq)
  • In 2016, According to the CompTIA cyberstates report Texas ranks no. 2 in the United States for tech industry (http://bit.ly/2g8V7om)
  • Collaborative communities encourage people to continually apply their unique talents to group projects—and to become motivated by a collective mission, not just personal gain or the intrinsic pleasures of autonomous creativity (http://bit.ly/2gb4emz)

Fort Worth and Tarrant County can maximize the opportunity:

  • Facebook to Triple Size of Fort Worth Data Center, and it could surpass 1 billion (http://bit.ly/2fIBcfw)
  • American Airlines’ New Tech to Speed Up Security Lines (http://bit.ly/2gsZKdH)
  • 5 Markets Poised to be the next silicon valley for real estate (http://bit.ly/2g7Fzhe)
  • The trend changed in the early 2000s, and Texas has been a net importer of Bay Area households ever since. Between 2009 and 2012, as the recession was winding down and the second tech boom was revving up, the region lost about 1,430 households to Texas, and nearly $390 million in taxable income (http://bit.ly/2eUFVM5)

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CATALYST.PARTNERS BECOMES A MEMBER OF HUBSPOT FOR STARTUPS

Fort Worth, Texas: Today, Catalyst.Partners announced that it has joined HubSpot for Startups. HubSpot, a leading inbound marketing and sales platform, works hand-in-hand with Accelerators and their startups to grow their businesses through inbound software, services, and support.

Of the announcement, HubSpot Account Manager Jessica King said, “We are thrilled to welcome Catalyst.Partners to HubSpot for Startups. As a as a certified Accelerator, they've added a valuable tool to their arsenal, and can now help their startups grow by purchasing HubSpot's award-winning marketing and sales software at a mere fraction of its regular cost.”

Over the past year, Catalyst.Partners has grown its business by providing startups with the tools they need to grow theirs.

Notable milestones and achievements include:

  • Structured and negotiated equity partnership agreements for early-stage businesses
  • Secured enterprise and large-scale client contracts for portfolio companies
  • Ongoing business development, strategy for portfolio companies
  • Implemented Lean Start-Up methodology to facilitate growth objectives

About Catalyst.Partners

Catalyst has a successful track record of rapidly meeting or exceeding our portfolio company's internal growth objectives. Through equity partnership and leadership, companies are infused with meaningful tools to excel well beyond their current capabilities. We transition early stage companies from a product/service focus to a scaled organization.

About HubSpot

HubSpot is the world’s leading inbound marketing and sales platform, with over 15,500 customers in 90 countries using HubSpot’s software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. HubSpot’s inbound marketing software includes social media publishing and monitoring, blogging, SEO, website content management, email marketing, marketing automation, and reporting and analytics, all in one integrated platform. HubSpot is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Dublin, Ireland, and Sydney, Australia.  Learn more at www.hubspot.com

About HubSpot for Startups

HubSpot for Startups is a program engineered to help select seed-stage startups to grow their business using inbound marketing in a way that is affordable and easy, providing them with HubSpot's award-winning marketing and sales software at a steep discount.