Catalyst Weekly is an event calendar and directory for Medellin.

It is a sleek, easy-to-read listing of handpicked events organized by category for the active, creative millennial in Medellín. Our event newsletter arrives in your inbox every Monday. We also provide an online directory for all things Medellín.

We started in November 2016 when we were confronted with a lack of resources answering the question “What to do Medellin?”

Our goal became to provide the latest information on local events and places to go. From there, we expanded toward information people living in Medellin would want, and connections with local businesses to help the local economy and be a bridge between cultures, languages, and spaces in the city that is still quite divided.

Meet the team

Who We Are

We are a small team of two. Anton and Ximena. With a devotion to promoting cool shit to do in Medellín.

How you can help us improve

Meet Anton

Anton is an Australian expat who has been living in Medellin since February 2016. He is a freelance designer, with skills in Graphic Design, Photography, Web Design and Landscape Architecture.

If he doesn’t have his camera in hand he is specialising in branding work and applies his keen eye for details for packaging designs and user experience led wed design.

Mum We Are Fine Design Services

Meet Ximena

Ximena is a Colombian writer raised in Kansas City (Kansas). She has been living in Medellin for over six years and with the expat community for three, providing her expertise on local events, resources and places to visit.

She majored in Hispanic-American Literature but has written about a variety of topics and is currently working on expanding to audio narratives. She works as a freelance writer, translator, and proofreader, and virtual handy-woman, but everyone knows Catalyst is her true love.

Help us improve Catalyst Weekly

We are a small team and need to focus our time to maximise the best results. This is what we have installed for the future, but we want to know that is what you want, which you can have input to by filling in our questionnaire:

  • Customized event newsletters based on your likes and interests
  • Monthly ‘Goody Bag’ with coffee, new products, art from local Medellín artists and exclusive events/workshops
  • More partnerships with local businesses to provide all our subscribers with discounts
  • Larger directory listing of services that interest our users

Step 1:

Subscribe to our email list & like us on Facebook

You will get a curated list of your events in your inbox every Monday morning to help you plan your week.

If you don’t like it, just unsubscribe! But we are positive it will make your experience here in Medellín much more enjoyable.

Step 2:

Take 2-5 minutes to fill in this form.

We want to get to know you better to understand how we can improve our service for you.