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.

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 colin@renocollective.com.

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.”