Reno Collective Launch Party Re-Cap

January 28, 2010 in Events

Thank you to everyone who everyone who braved the snow to come out to our launch party last week! We had a blast meeting new people, and mingling with those who have supported us since the beginning. There was beer, presentations and lots and lots of talking about Co-working, what the Collective is and what our plans are here in Reno.

One think in particular that we enjoyed was being able to look at our fledgling tech and entrepreneur community in person and having them meet one another. We also heard from Collective members Bryan Landaburu of Fuze and Mike Malody of the Amendment 21.

All photos were shot by Dave Calvert, and you can find his work at

Reno Collective in the Northern Nevada Business Weekly!

January 25, 2010 in Press

Reno Collective in the Northen Nevada Business Weekly

Look who’s in this morning’s NNBW! We’re extremely proud to see the local business media covering the collective- and that they really get what we’re doing and want to support it. The moment that we let John Seelmeyer know what we were getting started here he wanted to come over and check it out. Meeting with him for the interview was more like walking through our space and showing it to a friend- and someone who really found value in Co-working and what can be accomplished here in Reno.

So please visit the NNBW to check out the article and the rest of the issue- or pick up a print copy. Thanks, John!

Come to our launch party this Thursday!

January 18, 2010 in Events

If you’re in Reno this Thursday night, January 21st, come to our Launch Party from 7-9pm. After over a year and a half of drumming up support, scoping properties and building the plans for Reno’s first co-working community, we’re officially open for business and want you to check out our digs.

What began with Colin and I working once a week from a booth in a local coffee shop has materialized within the most inspiring building in Reno- 250 Bell St.; also home to Cathexes, REA250, the Clean Energy Center and more- as well as the birthplace of the Reno Bike Project and Bootleg Courier. So since we’re so excited about opening, we want you with us when we celebrate.

We’ll have beer & wine on hand, and some really awesome folks here you can connect with. You’ll be able to tour our setup, mingle and see a small featurette about the future of work. Also, everyone who comes to the party will receive a free ticket to the Sol Jibe show later that night at the Knitting Factory! See you Thursday!


When: Thursday Jan 21 at 7:00pm
Where: The Reno Collective at 250 Bell St.
What: Launch Party
RSVP by email or Facebook

Free Coworking Drop-in Week

January 11, 2010 in Announcements

All this week, come work at the Reno Collective for free! We’re offering free drop-ins all week from 8am to 6pm. No appointments or reservations needed- just show up, grab a cup of coffee, plug in your laptop and crank away!

So far, we’ve had a broad range of people trying out the community, so you’re bound to meet a few new faces you might be collaborating with in the future!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment!

The Collective will open in ONE WEEK!

December 28, 2009 in Announcements

From Concept to Implementation

And so it begins- what began as a dream while working days in a coffeeshop booth has now become a reality. The Reno Collective will be opening in the first week of January at 250 Bell St., otherwise known as the Cathexes building!

We’re extremely excited to announce this, as Colin and I have been wrestling for the last year and a half to secure a building, generate interest and find the funds to open the doors.

Come Check out Our Digs

So, while we work to ready our space for the community, you should come down and check it out! We may be putting furniture together or working on Lively Labs projects, but Colin and I are available to take you on a tour! Either contact us via twitter, email, or phone (775-393-9560) and we’ll make sure we’re ready for you.

Give us a test drive

All next week, starting January 4th, you can come in to work at the collective for free! No drop-in fees, no contracts- just stop by, plug your laptop in and go to it. Just stop by any time from 9am to 5pm and we’ll show you around and then set you up in our cafe membership area.

Watch out for more!

We’ve got a launch party scheduled for January 21st here at 250 Bell, and next week we’ll be having a open house on the evening of the 7th. In addition, we’ve already got the next Reno Ignite coming up on January 14th and many more community events in the works!

Thank you to the Reno tech community, as well as the coworking community at large, who have all given us your generous support as we’ve worked to get this started.

Canceled: Freelance Camp Reno on November 7th

October 23, 2009 in Announcements, Events

We unfortunately must announce that Freelance Camp Reno-Tahoe 2009 has been canceled due to only a small number of registrations for the event. Anyone who already registered will receive a refund this week.

The event will be rescheduled for sometime in the spring so we hope you can join us then!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Colin Loretz at

Reno Collective Benefit Show at Amendment 21

June 30, 2009 in Events


Mike and Nate over at Amendment 21 have been more than good to us as we’ve collaborated on events in the past such as the themed bar crawls, geek nights and Lunch 2.0. We are now doing a benefit show on August 1st featuring Black Rock City All Stars and Bohemian Burlesque.

The all-ages event will kick-off outside Amendment 21 at 7pm with Black Rock City All Stars, hula hoopers, Bohemian Burlesque, booths from local community organizations, and more. At 10pm, we’ll bring the party inside for a 21+ performance by Bohemian Burlesque.


Get in the door with a $5 donation that will help us develop and continue hosting wonderful resources and events for the Reno community. Drink specials include $5 PBJ’s.

Come join us for some fun and learn more about Reno Collective and how you can help make Reno a better place to live, work, and, of course, play!

Downtown Reno – A Place to Live, Work and Play

June 25, 2009 in Announcements, Coworking

A great video created by the City of Reno. This is exactly why we have been working so hard to bring coworking to Downtown Reno through the Reno Collective.

“The lastest renaissance in downtown Reno began in the late 90s when City leaders focused on revitalizing the Truckee River corridor. The vision was to create a downtown where residents would live, work and play. This video highlights residents who are living the new downtown experience everyday through their investment in a condominium, business or leisure activity. The redevelopment agency completed a number of projects, including retrac, century riverside theater, palladio, special events center, ballroom, city plaza, whitewater park , west street market and other attractions.”

37 Signals: Natural evolution from side project to full-time business

June 25, 2009 in Entrepreneurship

37 Signals is known for advocating solopreneurs, side projects, freelancing, and more. They also have observed the natural progression that occurs in starting a side project WHILE still at a full-time gig and how that project can evolve into a full-time job or product. Basecamp started out as a side project for DHH with 37 Signals and look how far it has come.

“And it’s true that building a business requires plenty of time and effort. But the idea that you need to quit your job to do it right is misguided. If you quit your job, you shift everything. You don’t gain time, you lose it. You put a shot clock on your business. You box yourself into a position where you have to profit immediately or the whole thing goes under. You’ve got to make it work now or give up forever.”

Read More at 37 Signals’ Signal vs. Noise