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Colin Loretz

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Collaboration for the win

November 29, 2011 | By | No Comments

Get a group of people together around a whiteboard and give each of them a different color marker. Set them loose on a topic and you’ll be amazed by what happens. You get the opportunity to see how other people think how they visualize problems and, above all else, how different perspectives can create innovative solutions.

We love whiteboards. We have many whiteboards in all shapes and sizes. One of our members, Chris, has been experimenting with various plastics and plexiglass to get his ideas out of his head and out into the real world.

We had a small area of Ideapaint at our old space and we loved it so when we learned that Ideapaint was having a makeover contest, we knew we had to get involved.

Help us win an Ideapaint Makeover!

Reno Collective is one of the 10 finalists in the ideapaint360 makeover contest. You can vote every day from now until December 4th. Help us out and vote here!

Innovation for the Future

November 14, 2011 | By | No Comments

It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.
-Edwin Land

Reno as a Startup Hub

We’ve been talking about Reno and its future a lot lately. Hack4Reno really cemented our belief that Reno has a diverse and talented community of individuals. It has taken us a while to meet everyone (and we’re certain that its far from everyone) but we’re excited about what is to come.

It is a slow process

Change is a slow but inevitable process. We can see it happening all around us, the good and the bad. In Reno, downtown is changing, midtown is finally coming into its own with more restaurants, coffee shops and bars. These are the kinds of places that will help to make Reno into a startup hub. Inspiring chance encounters between individuals, sharing stories and working side by side allows for the spark of innovation to take hold.

The rise of the creative class

Reno Collective is quickly approaching its 2nd anniversary. In the last two years, we’ve had over 50 members. Our members and our partners have seen a glimpse of what Reno can be. We love where we live and we have all come to terms with the fact that if you want something done, you sometimes have to do it yourself. To truly transform a community, you can’t just talk about it. You have to do it. Our community members are starting their own businesses, working on the bleeding edge of the industries and are really good at what they do.

Looking forward

We are working on new things at Reno Collective that will be announced soon but in the meantime,
what are some things you’d like to see happening in Reno and the region?

A whole new way to become a member

September 13, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

We are excited to announce our new Basic Membership at Reno Collective. Up until now we have offered daily drop-ins for $15/day or you could sign up for a cafe or resident membership starting at $150 per month.

Our memberships were great for anyone who works from home or a coffee shop and wants to use Reno Collective frequently but realistically our memberships didn’t make sense for anyone who wants to join the Reno Collective and work here on a less frequent basis. In some cases, we have heard from individuals who just wanted a way to support us and be apart of the community.

Membership Price Access
Basic $25/month 5 days/month, all member benefits
Cafe $150/month Cafe-style coworking, 24/7 access, all member benefits
Resident $250/month Your own desk, 24/7 access, all member benefits

If you’re interested in becoming a basic member, feel free to come down and visit us at the space Monday through Friday, contact us to schedule a tour or we will be at the NCET Expo this friday!

What’s next?

We are going to be rolling out new member and community benefits in the next couple weeks along with our new website including a members only job board and discussion area, new classes, and new gear in the office!

Reno Collective on PSA Today Nevada

July 6, 2011 | By | No Comments

Last week I sat down with Melanie Flores for PSA Today Nevada to talk about Reno Collective, our workshops, the state of talent in Reno and coworking in general.

There were a lot of topics discussed over 30 minutes but if you’d like to learn more about coworking, our events or what it is like to work at Reno Collective, take a listen!

[audio:http://renocollective.com/wp-content/uploads/audio/PSA_Today_Reno_Collective.mp3]

Topics covered
1. Intro & what is Reno Collective
2. What is coworking?
3. What kind of people work at Reno Collective?
4. Reno tech culture
5. Reno Collective University
6. Collaboration at Reno Collective
7. Local talent and culture in Reno
8. Memberships at Reno Collective
9. Events at Reno Collective
10. Ignite Reno

If you want to check out Ignite Reno, it is coming up at the end of the month!