Reno to join the Lunch 2.0 movement at Amendment21 this Thursday

May 27, 2009 in Announcements

Want to learn about SEO, Web Architecture and Social Media? Next Thursday, you’ll get the chance at Amendment21 as they host Lunch 2.0.

For those who don’t know, Lunch 2.0 began as a bunch of Silicon Valley techies who began crashing tech companies’ cafeterias to scarf free food and socialize- and morphed into a business lunch with a tech bent. The San Francisco Chronicle describes the luncheon with the following:

…a small group of high-tech go-getters, determined to get inside Silicon Valley companies, decided to reinaugurate the business lunch. They created a loose-knit community in search of a free lunch — and social interactions with their peers. They call it Lunch 2.0. Their slogan: “We really want to eat your lunch.” Read on for more info >>

This techie lunch may not occur at a free cafeteria, but it’s being hosted at one of our favorite places to eat and talk tech. Hosted by Reno Passport, this luncheon will feature Tommy Inglis, describing the organic growth of through the use of WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and other tools. As the developers of the Reno Passport website and close friends of both the Passport and the Amendment 21, the Reno Collective is very excited about this new tech event in Reno.

So don’t miss out on Lunch 2.0 next Thursday at the Amendment 21. We’ll see you there!

For more info and to RSVP, please go to the Facebook Event here.


Announcing LaidOffCamp and FreelanceCamp Reno

May 20, 2009 in Announcements, Entrepreneurship

Reno Collective is very excited to announce that both LaidOffCamp and Freelance Camp are coming to the Reno-Tahoe area. LaidOffCamp and Freelance Camp are ad-hoc gatherings of unemployed and self-employed people (including entrepreneurs and startups) who want to share ideas and learn from each other. We believe that this will be a great event to help individuals find or create jobs for themselves amidst our struggling economy. An exact date and venue for the event are still being determined.



Job Search & Freelance Tips

10 Reasons that Freelance Camp Ruled

Freelance Switch

Northern Nevada Unemployment in the News

“Jacobs was among the estimated 3,000 who had turned out by noon – some with young children in tow – in search of one of the 700 jobs expected to be available when the $1.2 billion Legends at Sparks Marina shopping and entertainment center begins to open this summer.

Sponsors said they expected two to three times that number by the time the event was to end at 7 p.m. in a state where unemployment climbed to 10.4 percent in March, the highest in a quarter century.”

Thousands at job fair for Legends at Sparks Marina [via Forbes]

Want to help in sponsoring LaidOffCamp Reno?

There are many opportunities to sponsor the first-ever LaidOffCamp and FreelanceCamp Reno. Please contact us via our contact page if you are interested.

Sponsorship of LaidOffCamp can include volunteering for the organization and execution of the event, presenting a session, or corporate fiscal sponsorships of $250 and $500.

Corporate sponsors, depending on tier level, will be granted promotion on the following:

  • Website
  • Event Schedule
  • All Marketing and PR Materials
  • Email lists hitting over 3,000 business owners
  • Blogs Posts and Articles
  • T-shirts
  • Sponsor signage at the event
  • A short timeslot at the beginning of the event to promote your company
  • Distribute of promotional materials for discussion and networking

Reno Collective has a home!

March 24, 2009 in Announcements, Coworking

We are very excited to announce that coworking in Reno officially has a home. Reno Collective will be moving into the Cathexes building downtown on 250 Bell Street.

The building is shared by the Cathexes Architect group and a bevy of green, renewable start up companies and organizations including the Renewable Energy Accelerator 250, Bombard Renewable Power, and the Sierra Club. There is such a strong synergy between these groups and we believe our presence will only further that synergy and create new opportunities for the community.


We are putting together a new website to allow for anyone interested in becoming a member of Reno Collective to sign up and learn more about the space and what opportunities it will offer so keep checking back!

What are you thankful for?

November 26, 2008 in Announcements

Times are hard for a lot of people right now but we must remain optimistic for change. If you’re going through troubled times, keep going and you’ll learn a lot from your experiences. Times will get better and instead of dwelling on negativity we should be thankful for whatever and whomever we have in our lives. So I have to ask – what are you thankful for?

Post your response in the comments below.

Turkey Crawl

November 26, 2008 in Announcements

Date: Wednesday, November 26 (the night before Thanksgiving)
Time: 8pm
Start Location: Amendment 21
Theme: Pilgrims and Indians!

To participate in the crawl, just bring 2 cans of food to donate to the Food Bank.

Congrats to Independents Hall on their one year anniversary

August 12, 2008 in Announcements, Entrepreneurship

When we decided to bring coworking to Reno, we started watching a lot of the coworking spaces across the country in order to adapt the model to our area. One of those individuals included Alex Hillman of Independents Hall. Alex and his crew are celebrating Indy Hall’s one year anniversary, which also happens to have just reached maximum capacity. They are all filled up! Congratulations on everything you guys have achieved.

Alex posted the following video that shows how Indy Hall has evolved from day one:

Building an online community

August 11, 2008 in Announcements

While we are looking for a building to house Reno Collective, we have setup a “social network” to build our community online before taking it to the streets.

If you are interested in being a part of the Reno Collective family, check it out at Create a profile and get involved!

This little experiment is powered by Ning. I’m not a fan of the Google ads they plaster on everything but hey, it keeps it free. We’ll eventually move to something different for our online community interaction, either a custom application built in ruby on rails or a community wiki.