Writer and entrepreneur behind CatCastellanos.com, Cat del Valle Castellanos has been a perfectionist from birth. In 2005, she suffered from a bacterial meningitis infection which left her in and out of hospitals for nearly two years. Determined to overcome her setbacks, she only worked harder despite suffering from PTSD from that time in her life. She shares her story with Catalyst Week attendees to show how it takes vulnerability to build aRead more
Our mission with Downtown Project is:
- to provide a window for the rest of the world into the project
- to create unique and meaningful experiences in Downtown Las Vegas
- to encourage guests to engage with the project beyond Catalyst Week or Creativ Week and spread the message of Downtown Project to their own communities.
Within the Vegas community, we are mostly recognized for Catalyst Week, a monthly event and speaker series of carefully selected influencers, which help inspire and educate the Downtown Las Vegas community.
Ripple of Impact
Hire CatalystCreativ to help you create a ripple of impact – here’s how:
- Attend a Catalyst Week or Creativ Week
Catalyst Week: for changemakers, influencers, and social entrepreneurs
Creativ Week: for influencers specifically working in creative industries such as media, arts, design, and entertainment
- Co-curate a Catalyst Week or Creativ Week with us
Work side by side with our team
Allow us to gain insight into your community and your needs
- Hire us to plan your next big conference in the style of Catalyst Week using the city of Downtown LV as a landscape
- Bring us on as your community design firm to help you create a ripple of impact in your community and the world
Our work is based on an educational methodology, rooted in the belief that we can create events that encourage and increase engagement. This engagement is what we ultimately strive to measure, and as a company we have studied a taxonomy of engagement that includes seven distinct levels.
When we strategize and ideate for a client , we design and execute all events, activations and campaigns as classrooms. Within that classroom we create customized experiences with a specific curriculum, the end goal of which is to engage participants around making a difference.
We strive to bring the outside world/community into the classroom, and bring the classroom to the outside world/community, since environment based education is proven to result in higher levels of engagement.
“CatalystCreativ Team – I wanted to personally thank all of you for an amazing week. I had a great time in Vegas at Creativ Week. I was inspired by everyone I met and look forward to staying connected.”
“I just wanted to thank you for a great time this past week and for all your hard work. I had a lovely time and met some great people. But more importantly, you might be happy to learn that this trip has completely transformed my opinion of Las Vegas. What you guys are doing in downtown Vegas is, in a word, inspiring.”
“You all did an outstanding job of producing the week. Wow! High energy, lots of substance and plenty of fun. My big take-aways for the week included how awesome the divergent thinking was and how kind and collaborative the people involved in DTP are.”
“Catalyst Week was a Catalyst that changed the trajectory of my life, both professional and personal!”
CatalystCreativ & Downtown Project
Mitchell Wade, founder of Mapps Lab, has a background working for both multi-million dollar companies and government think tanks. A self proclaimed “nerd” he talks about using visual storytelling to conquer big problems in the world and challenges filmmakers to create content that inspires everlastingRead more
Daniel Park, a musician based out of Las Vegas, treats Catalyst Week attendees to a live set of original songs and covers of music from popular films. He uses a looper to incorporate both his acoustic guitar and violin into the performance. Iris (Goo Goo Dolls Cover) Runaways A Whole New World (Aladdin Cover) Marching On Creep (Radiohead Cover) SidewalkRead more
MEET OUR TEAM
- Creativ Director
Started CatalystCreativ: August 2013
Where you can find me: Philadelphia 85%, NYC 10%, Vegas 5%
The best part of my job is: Creating visual identities for us and our brands.