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 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 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.

Upcoming Events: Reno Collective Launch Party, Ignite #7 and more!

March 8, 2011 in Announcements, Events

Here’s what’s coming up in the next few weeks at & around the Reno Collective:

Tomorrow night, Wed. March 9th at 5:30pm, we’ve got the latest Hacknight! Are you a hacker? A tinkerer? Coder? Come down tomorrow night and meet with like-minded individuals who are putting together cool stuff! More info in events >>

Thursday, March 24th at 7:00pm is the Reno Collective Re-Launch Party! Come down, grab a beer, eat a snack, meet AWESOME people and check out our new digs! We’ve got a revamped website, new members, and a great new location! If you thought you knew what the collective work concept of the Reno Collective was before, get ready to be re-introduced to it. More info in events >>

Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm at Urban Beets (Formerly Spread Peace Cafe), we’ve got Ignite #7! Come see the most informative, entertaining, or plain bizarre talks from your fellow Reno-ites! Each speaker gets 20 slides that auto-rotate every 15 seconds, to create 5 minute presentations on anything they want! If you would like to speak or know someone who would, please let us know at More info on the event there as well.

Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-op

March 8, 2011 in Announcements

Reno’s Coworking Community is Growing!

Headed up by Live-Local advocate and frequent attendee of Reno Collective events, Dave Asher, the Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-op recently opened its doors, and we’d like to welcome them.

Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-opIn a time when local startups, entrepreneurs, non-profits and freelancers can use all the help they can get, it’s great to see more communities emerging to offer their support. Dave was kind enough to visit our downtown Reno location the other day and explain his vision for his venture, how he sees the coworking community growing in Reno and thank us for showing him the coworking concept.

If you’re looking for a community in the Vassar & Kietzke area, give the Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-op a tour. They are located at 1301 Cordone Ave. in Reno, NV.