UCF Business Incubation client signs up for the 2022 Florida and Alabama Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo June 8

Orlando, Fla. (June 6, 2022) – As Orlando-based Studio Calathea launches its unique and stylish solar lighting, the company will be displaying at one of the state’s leading industry conferences.

The Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo, organized by Florida and Alabama RV Park & Campground Association will bring more than 500 RV parks and suppliers to Daytona Beach June 6-8.

“As we continue to evolve, we look forward to being the go-to source for the future of portable solar lighting,” says Teresa Guastella, founder, Studio Calathea. “We believe this group of companies needs our products to ensure the safety of their customers while cutting the cord to their existing lighting systems.”

Over the pandemic, Studio Calathea transformed from a traditional live event and production design agency to an exclusive distributor of unique portable outdoor solar lighting lanterns. The company made a couple of design changes with the manufacturer and brought the new product to market in 2021.

Since then, Guastella has been working closely with Product Quickstart, an engineering firm out of Atlanta to develop the next generation of outdoor solar lighting, which will be unveiled at the expo.

The new versatile solar portable lights offer hours of light on a single charge through their new patent pending designs. The lights can be customized for branding or personalization, offer changing color tones, accessories and much more.

“Our team of experts is revolutionizing what solar can offer in terms of durability, functionality, and form without compromising the appeal and aesthetic, an area we have lacked in the solar marketplaces,” Guastella says. “I hope our products will motivate others to utilize the benefits of nature through products that are powered by the light of day.”

Currently, the portable solar lights can be found online at StudioCalathea.com, Walmart, Wayfair, and HomeRoots and in stores at several independent retailers



For more information please contact:

For Studio Calathea:  Teresa Guastella, 352-988-3483, teresa@studiocalathea.com

For the UCF Business Incubation Program: Michael Weiss, UCF Business Incubation Program, 321-281-8384, Michael.weiss@ucf.edu or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470, alan@byrdconnections.com

About Studio Calathea:

Headquartered in Orlando, FL Studio Calathea is a gold standard provider of portable solar

lanterns and products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research

and development, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, distribution, and customer

service. For more information, please visit StudioCalathea.com

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales.  For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu