A whole new way to become a member

September 13, 2011 in Announcements, Coworking

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 in Announcements

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!


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!

Reno WordCamp After Party Tonight!

June 4, 2011 in Announcements

Join us as we celebrate WordPress, the web and online publishing with a few libations at Reno Collective. We’re excited to be hosting the after party sponsored by MediaTemple, a great hosting solution that we use for both Reno Collective and Lively Labs.

Where is Reno Collective?

522 Lander Street (map)
Reno, NV 89509
Cross Streets: California & Lander Street


Introducing RCU: Reno Collective University

April 28, 2011 in Announcements

Have you wanted to learn a new skill but had a hard time figuring out where to start? You could try and find university courses but often times the curriculum is not updated fast enough to keep up with the constantly changing world around us. This is especially true in the areas of design, software development and online marketing.

More than ever before, there is a high demand for talented, tech savvy individuals that possess skills that are not taught in traditional classrooms. The majority of the existing talent in this area is self taught by necessity and we feel this is something we can help with by providing classes that are easily accessible to anyone who is eager to learn.

Reno Collective University

We are excited to announce the start of Reno Collective University. RCU is our way of sharing the knowledge and expertise of our members and community partners and teach you how to really get things done and make a difference in your job or business.

Our inaugural classes include topics on online marketing metrics, startup business, software development and web design. These classes vary in length from 2 hour night courses to 4-7 hour hands-on workshops on saturdays for topics including PHP, Ruby on Rails, iPhone apps, web design, Photoshop, accounting, Google Analytics and more.

This course catalog will continue to grow over time, with an average of eight classes a month. If you have a class you would like to see or even teach yourself, please let us know at university@renocollective.com.

Reno Collective Members learn free!

If you have a membership at Reno Collective, all of these courses will be available to you free of charge. If you are not yet a member but would like to learn more, email Colin at colin@renocollective.com or stop by the space at 522 Lander Street during the week.

This Week at the Reno Collective: Ignite #7 & A local makerspace being planned!

April 4, 2011 in Announcements, Events

Ignite Reno is Back!

Ignite Reno is this Thursday at Se7en on West from 7 to 9:30pm! We’ve been looking forward to bringing this event back, & we’ve got a great selection of speakers to kick off our 2011 season, for sure! Head to www.ignitereno.com for information and to check out past videos!

Reno Makerspace

This week we’re proud to host the planning meeting for the Reno Makerspace. Makerspaces, or hackerspaces, are like coworking communities but are more focused on creating or hacking physical products. They may be housed in a garage, a warehouse, offices or anywhere people can get together to put things together or take them apart.

Makerspaces and hackerspaces have been crucial in supporting do-it-yourself (DIY) culture in many cities, as well as increasing youth interest in applied sciences. We went to MakerFaire, an event that showcases home-made art, incredible hand-built contraptions, robots and other wonders in San Mateo a couple years ago and came back to Reno excited to see the same type of creativity and creation bustling in our city!

We learned of a couple different groups who have been working to assemble such a space here in Reno (they even collected enough money to build a Makerbot- how cool!) and jumped at the chance to have them meet here at the collective. (Last month a scheduling conflict came up on our end, but they’ve forgiven us.)

Come down tomorrow night, April 5th, starting at 6pm to meet the makers and learn about their plans, and maybe even join them in making their space a reality!


For details, please visit out events page >>

  • Tuesday: Reno Makerspace Meeting
  • Wednesday: Lunch with TED
  • Thursday: Ignite Reno #7
  • Friday: Beer 30 Happy Hour

Don’t forget our WordPress Crash Course Workshop coming up on April 16th! If you build or maintain websites then you have probably at least heard of WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system. Come spend a day at the collective and learn the ins and outs of this versatile and powerful web software. Workshop info and registration can be found at Eventbrite >>

This Week at the Reno Collective – March 29th, 2011

March 29, 2011 in Announcements, Events

This week we’ll be starting back up a favorite event, hosting one for a local organization and we’ve got a great chance to save money on an upcoming WordPress workshop.

Special Happy Hour at 4:30 Today!

We’ve still got a keg we need to finish off from the weekend & take back tomorrow, so come over this afternoon and have an ice cold one on us.

WordPress Crash Course Early Bird Pricing

You’ve only got until Friday (or when we run out of Early Bird tickets) to save $100 on the most valuable workshop for your business that’s been held this year. We’ve got a full-day workshop focused on the world’s most popular web publishing platform, WordPress. Make websites? Own a website? Want to really understand what makes it tick? Sign up now.

This Week’s (other) Events

  • Wednesday, Lunch with TED: Bring a bag lunch and get some inspiration.
  • Thursday, AD2 Website Launch Party: Check out a growing organization for local advertising pros!
  • Friday, Beer 30: our weekly get-t0gether for local professionals to pal around over a drink.

We’re committed to building and cultivating Reno’s business community, so come down and be a part of it. Remember, drop-in’s are only $15 a day so why not spend the day and get some work done too?


This week at the Reno Collective: March 21st 2011

March 21, 2011 in Announcements, Events

We’ve got a lot going on this week at the collective!!!

Thursday: Re-Launch Party

After all the prep work getting our new location ready, we’re hosting our Reno Collective Re-Launch party! We’ve relaunched our website and relaunched our space, and we want you to check out both. We’ll have music, refreshments and the chance to meet our incredible community. Thursday night, March 24th at 7:30pm >>

Friday: Beer:30 and March Madness Hackathon

Friday afternoon at 4:30 we’ll be hosting another Beer:30, your chance to have a drink & pal around with our awesome community! Then this weekend (Friday, Sat, Sun), we’ll be hosting our first weekend-long Hackathon! Friday-Sun >>

Gearing Up!

Coming soon, we’ve got Ignite Reno and the relaunch of some old favorite events! Keep your eyes out because next month we’re going to announce a new kind of networking breakfast & inspirational lunches with our old friend TED!

Reno Collective Mentioned in the Reno Gazette Journal

March 21, 2011 in Press

The Reno Collective got some love from the RGJ this weekend! After a year of serving entrepreneurs, start-ups and independent workers in the Reno Metro area, we’ve been able to witness some trends in how people are starting new businesses here.

When the RGJ called up to ask what we’ve witnessed within Generation Y, we responded. The Reno Collective isn’t JUST a collection of Gen-y start-ups- the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in every generation. But we have seen a lot of younger people going off on their own and taking their future into their own hands.

Thanks, RGJ, for getting a perspective from coworking! Hit them up to see what we contributed, as well as to check out their new layout. We’ve got lots of other things in the works so expect to hear more from us!

What’s going on this week at the collective

March 15, 2011 in Inspiration

Prepping for our re-launch party, rounding up speakers for Ignite & getting some beer to share with you, that’s what we’re up to. Our members have been doing some pretty cool stuff as well…

Gearing up for our re-launch party

We’ve been getting our new space at 522 Lander ready for our Re-Launch Party next Thursday, March 24th. We’ve totally transformed the building from what it was like when we first checked it out: all the wallpaper removal, the painting & scraping and furniture assembly has come together and we want you to come down and see it. Grab your friends and come down to grab a beer with us next Thursday.

Looking for speakers for Ignite Reno #7

Have you ever checked out www.TED.com? It’s no secret that we’re fans- they have the most inspiring and interesting speeches on there. Well, Ignite Reno is like a local version of TED where people are given 5 minutes to present on a subject of their choosing. If you have something to say, then we want you to submit a speaking proposal on the IgniteReno site before March 25th! The event is on April 7th.


Starting this Friday at 4:30pm, we’ll be hosting a weekly happy hour at the collective called Beer:30. It’s BYOB, so bring down something to drink and let’s crack open some good conversation. It’s a great way to decompress from the week and start your weekend off right.

Where’s Brian?

Reno Collective member Brian Williams is always moving around and getting things done! Brian’s nonprofit organization, Think Kindness, just got finished flying doctors to San Igancio Mexico to donate medical services, and now they’re launching right into organizing Reno high school students to donate & ship 100,000 shoes in 30 days- to Japan’s tsunami victims. Way to go Think Kindness!

So that’s a snapshot of the week at Reno Collective. We’ve got lots of other stories and cool stuff for our members to share- so make sure to come down and find out.