Category Archives: Features

A Flood of Ambition: An Interview with DryFab Customs CEO Jeff Swan

Y’all know that building a business ain’t easy. It takes passion, commitment, book smarts, and a crazy amount of faith. Today on the coLab blog, we’re talking with coLabber Jeff Swan about his entrepreneurial journey and the lessons he’s learned that are helping him succeed. coLab: Where are you from? Jeff:  Winnipeg, MB coLab: What […]

coLab Member Spotlight: Jonathan Whiting from StreetText

Jonathan Whiting from Street Text

Created in 2010, StreetText provides easy Facebook advertising and lead generation funnels to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses consistently.   Today I met with Jon Whiting, StreetText co-founder and coLab member to get an inside look into his background and insights surrounding his entrepreneurial journey. Link to the full interview here.   coLab: What inspired […]

Practically Perfect in Every Way: An Interview with Nannysitters Founder Christina Stein

    “You know, you can say it backwards, which is docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus, but that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think?”  — Mary Poppins     Finding a nanny or babysitter in the Okanagan is tough, especially for families who are new to the area or who are just visiting for a business trip. Sure, […]

The Inside Scoop on Affinity Hall: An Interview with Jules Galloway

      In case you missed it, the Okanagan coLab recently launched our new events space, Affinity Hall. There have also been some substantial renovations happening over the last year or so, and now, we’re reflecting on the changes that are making coLab a cooler place to work. Affinity Hall – as well as […]

Going Back to Go Forward: An Interview with David Botwick-Ries of Homestead Coworking

  Here at coLab, we’re all about building a rich community of coworkers who show up to get work done, meet interesting new people, drink awesome coffee & tea, and have fun while they’re at it. But we’re not the only coworking space doing this. All across the world, in cities large and small, coworking […]

coLabber Spotlight: coLab Curator Dylan Ranney

Dylan Ranney on the drums. Photo Credit: Miles Overn Photography.   coLab is blessed with an abundance of great art from talented local artists hanging on the walls. From the tiny floppy drive paintings to the Victorian-style oil portrait of coLab member Josh Ansell, there’s lots of great imagery splashed everywhere you go, making the […]

Plug your company in with Enterprise Membership

Finally, flexible workspace for fast-moving project teams. Scaling companies are always dealing with the frustrations of workspace for their teams. Whether it’s a quick collaborative brainstorming meeting, a flexible multipurpose team hub, or a secure private office — the challenge is managing all this as you speed from 0 to 100.

Member Spotlight – Pierre Rondier

Pierre Rondier is usually pretty quiet. He grabs his usual hotdesk seat in the morning, pours himself a coffee, adjusts his round glasses, and then it’s head-down, work mode. Get him talking though and you’ll find yourself an unmatched interlocutor.

Head, Heart, Hustle — Recap

On November 19th co+Lab tried something new. Something different. We wanted to #GetLoud for mental wellness. Rather than host another traditional workshop Shane and I wanted to create an evening experience complete with conversation, live music, and speakers sharing their experiences and struggles with mental wellness.