Come to a Tweetup this Thursday at our new location!

January 31, 2011 in Announcements, Events

If you haven’t been to a Tweetup before, they are events set up for Twitter users to meet each other in real life and build actual social networks offline, like in the olden days! They’re a ton of fun & they’re a great way to meet the folks you trade stories with, joke with and talk to online.

The next Tweetup is scheduled for this Thursday evening at 5:30pm here at the Reno Collective. Come down, meet the tweets, have a beer on us & tour our new digs!

Photo: Lauren Lemon

Painting Progress at our New Location

January 12, 2011 in Announcements

Here’s another video of the progress we’re making at our new location at 522 Lander (right behind My Favorite Muffin, off of California Ave)! We’ve been painting all week and last week, and the upstairs is now much further along than you see in this video- we should be finished it today.

We would be open for coworking already but our new telecom company delayed the installation of our high-speed internet. That should come in today or tomorrow, so don’t worry coworkers- we’re just about ready for you!!!

We’ll be open for cafe members on Monday, January 17th! If you’ve got some spare time and want to volunteer, come on down this week. Even if you just want to check it out or ask questions, feel free to stop by- we’re here from 8:30am to 5:00pm every day.

Happy Holidays & New Year’s Wishes from the Reno Collective!

December 23, 2010 in Announcements

What’s in Store for 2011?

As we gear up for our big move, look for lots of changes coming from the Collective! We’ve got new a new space that we’re preparing, new membership offerings and new members coming on board!

New Members Website

Lively Labs is currently hard at work crafting a our new website that will feature a ton of new tools for our members!

  • Member Bios
  • Private message boards for collaborating on jobs, hosting discussions and building our community!
  • Conference room reservations
  • Events listings
  • Much much more!

Our new site will debut in January, along with other fun stuff.

New Membership Opportunities

We’ll be unveiling two new memberships during 2011: our community partners and suite memberships! For those who have wanted to join, but would not only like to have their own desk but also their own room with a door, we have 3 suite memberships available that you’ll be able to learn about soon.

For folks who want to be involved with our community, but can’t make it in to the collective we will also be offering Community Partner memberships that include access to our private message boards, job postings and a member bio, along with invitations to member-only events. Look out for official announcements including pricing and more very soon.

More Events, More Media

We’ve got some great events lined up for 2011 as well. You’ll see familiar favorites coming back, like Wordcamp, Ignite Reno, and Hacknights, and some new ones that we’ve been brewing up that will continue to offer chances for the Reno community to get together and support innovation and entrepreneurial spirit!

In addition to events, we’ve got another new site in the works which will highlight the people hard at work in our city building things, creating community and connecting our lives. In addition, this will also include a more philanthropic arm to the Collective community that we’ve wanted to showcase for a while.

Right now, we’re focusing on getting our new digs all spruced up with some new paint & cool decor. We hope that you have a spectacular, refreshing holiday season over the next couple weeks, and then get ready for a positive and productive 2011 for Reno and beyond!

Reno Collective Coworking is Moving!

November 11, 2010 in Announcements

Thank you everyone who has helped us make 2010 such an amazing year for coworking and innovation in Reno! While we have loved our home at 250 Bell St., it is time for us to move to a new space of our own by January 1st, and prepare for even more growth in 2011.

Supporting Entrepreneurs and Making Reno the Hub of Innovation

Over the last year, we have built a community of freelancers, independent workers and start-ups in Reno, Nevada in the interest of turning our city into a technological beacon in the Western United States. The Reno Collective is a community center where innovators from the spectrum of industries: tech/Internet, photography, videography, project management, recruitment, entertainment media and more work side by side, inspiring and sharing with one another in an environment that offers far more resources and support than they could afford at home, for far less than they’d pay at even a bare-bones executive suite or office building.

Instead of relying solely on spaces such as California’s Bay Area or Seattle for developing start-ups and outstanding, innovative small businesses, we strongly believe that by supporting the individuals who have great ideas here in our own city we can also shine just as brightly. From that belief, we opened our co-working space, the Reno Collective, in January 2010 in the Cathexes building, one of the most inspiring and creative spaces in Reno.

New Heights of Community Growth

Since then, though, we have outgrown this space, and we need to build out another one as soon as possible. We’re moving to a larger building on Lander Avenue, just off of California Avenue, which will facilitate helping more people, launching more businesses and growing Reno’s tech and start-up community to a size that will put us on the map.

By drawing support from the businesses and individuals who share our vision, we plan to transform our new space into the ultimate environment for fostering growth and innovation in our city. We have much planned for 2011, and along with the support of our community we will make it happen.

Ideas Becoming Reality

The Reno Collective doesn’t have a bunch of employees, yet we’ve managed to build a community of co-workers who make amazing things. We haven’t taken on huge loans or received investment from a big corporation. Our community started out as a dream of Colin Loretz and Ed Adkins, two freelancers who longed for a community like this to work in and help grow.

Since that first dream, not only has the Collective opened its doors to several freelancers and professionals who have used the space to build their own companies, but it has become home to Colin and Ed’s joint venture, Lively Labs.

In order to build the community we’ve dreamed of, the Collective has hosted numerous events such as Ignite Reno and WordCamp Reno, which have consistently grown in attendance and connected the tech community to each other. Recently, we also began hosting Reno Hacknights,where programmers meet to solve problems and share ideas to build their own personal projects.

What to Expect in Our New Space

What will our new building be like? Right now we’re busy preparing it by painting walls, running cables and tearing down walls. When we open we will have three times the coworking space that we currently do, a super fast wireless network that will support massive traffic, and new levels of membership to facilitate a wider spectrum of start-up stages. In addition, since we’ll be located just off of California Avenue, we’ll be even closer to a greater number of the local restaurants, bars, postal facilities and other resources that our members love to support.

We will be announcing a host of events to kick off the new year in our new home, including the next Ignite Reno, our grand reopening and other new events to pull our community together. Again, we are extremely grateful for the support we’ve received from Reno, from the companies at 250 Bell St., and everyone else who has contributed to our growth. We promise to continue to work even harder to make 2011 even more record-braking than this year has been.

And now, here’s a teaser of what our new space looks like!

In the coming weeks, we’ll be busy scraping, painting and adding cool things to make this spot conducive to supporting our coworking community. We welcome your comments, questions and help! Keep an eye out for our new membership opportunities & events!

World Coworking Day

August 9, 2010 in Announcements, Coworking

Five years ago today, Brad Neuberg first wrote about the idea of coworking and inspired the future of work. In Reno, it took two years to find the space, the money and execute the plan, but on January 1st, 2010, Reno Collective Coworking opened at 250 Bell Street in downtown Reno. Now after 8 months, Reno Collective is home to over 15 entrepreneurs, small business owners and freelancers including Think Kindness, Social Chorus, David Calvert Photography, Lively Labs, Reno Passport and satellite offices of Fuze and Apex Performance Solutions.

Already heard of coworking?
If you’ve already heard about coworking, or Reno Collective specifically, let us know in the comments where you first heard about the movement.

Want to learn more?
We’re offering free drop-ins this week (Aug 9 – Aug 13) for anyone who wants to come check out the space and get some work done. It’s an inspiring and motivating place to work with wifi, printers and coffee brewed daily from The Hub Coffee Company. If you have any questions, you can reach us by phone: 775.393.9650, Twitter: @renocollective, Facebook or email: colin@renocollective.com.

Creative Buzz – March 10th

March 7, 2010 in Events

Our first Creative Buzz will on March 10th at 8am. Yes, you read that right, it’s a nice early start to your morning but we hope our offering of coffee and bagels will get you to join us for what will be a nice, creative jolt to inspire the rest of your day and even the rest of your work week.

Come join us to meet other people in the building. We will be playing a TED talk at 8:00am sharp so get there on time if you want to start off your morning right! Creative Buzz will happen every wednesday and is open to anyone in 250 Bell Street and members of the Reno Collective.

Events for February

February 10, 2010 in Events

We’ve got a couple events this week that we want to keep you updated on. We encourage you to come out and be a part of what’s going on in Reno- our community is our greatest asset!

NCET’s Tech Wednesday on February 10

NCET Tech WednesdayNevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology will be hosting their monthly networking event, Tech Wednesday, here at the Collective this week!

Meet new people & mingle with the local tech and entrepreneur communities, plus check out our snazzy digs.

The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at our facility located at 250 Bell St, and tickets cost $15 in advance or $25 at the door. RSVPs are being handled via Facebook.

Lunch 2.0 at the Amendment 21 on February 11

Join us on Thursday, Feb 11th for the latest Lunch 2.0 event! Lunch 2.0 is a new way to meet other professionals outside the usual stuffy atmosphere you find at traditional “networking events,” and hopefully inspire more collaboration within the professional and tech community here in Reno.

This Lunch 2.0, hosted by Colin and me will feature some sneak peeks of upcoming technology and creativity-focuses events coming to Reno, including the Nevada Interactive Summit and Reno Collective’s weekly Creative Buzz!

As usual, don’t just sit and listen- the point to lunch 2.0 is to get everyone out of our cubicles and face to face over a great meal and great conversations.

As with Tech Wednesday, RSVPs for Lunch 2.0 are being handled by Facebook.

Valentines Vampire Crawl on February 13

As if those two events weren’t enough, the Reno Collective is a sponsor in the second annual Valentine’s Vampire Bar Crawl.

The Crawl, starting at 8pm at the Amendment 21 and consisting of 14 of Reno’s finest and most fun drinking establishments, features $2-$3 drink specials and costs only $5.

Proceeds from the crawl’s VIP party will go towards the Go Red for Women division of the American Heart Association.

Participants are encouraged to dress as vampires, vampire victims, vampire hunters, or whatever they think goes with them!

For more information, join our Facebook Group.

The Reno Collective covered in the News & Review!

January 28, 2010 in Press

We woke up this morning to a feature article in the Reno News & Review! The local Reno media have really been good to us- the Rn&R has been continually in contact with us, waiting for us to open so that they could send a team to cover our space, and what a job they did!

So, go check it out and read about Colin’s “unforgettable red hair” and my mustache. Plus they totally get what we’re accomplishing here! Thanks, RN&R and thanks Clarissa & Dana!