Community has been the core foundational element of coLab since it was first founded in 2011.
We didn’t have a big fancy event space, we didn’t have a professional-looking boardroom, and we didn’t have a nifty new coffee bar.
What we had? Was each other.
coLab started as a small, tight-knit group of six independent professionals who were tired of the home office drudgery. We were tired of having no one to talk to but our cats. We were tired of never seeing the outside world. We were tired of feeling like we were missing out on all the amazing things that were happening just outside our doors.
So we banded together to establish a common workspace for creative types who crave social connection.
Over time, we attracted more and more members. We acquired more space. We added more amenities – upgraded the coffee situation, brought in a foosball table – and turned coLab into a place where creative professionals could thrive.
We started hosting events. We started finding creative new ways to get members involved in events, initiatives, and decisions. We joined the Coworking Visa program to give our members access to coworking spaces all over the world.
Today, we have over 12,000 square feet of space, and we’re home to hundreds of members. coLab alumni have gone on to form companies and become major local job creators. We’ve added an event space, a proper kitchen, and tons of offices and meeting rooms.
And while the coLab space has changed, the thing that makes coLab what it is? Has stayed constant.
We’re talking about the community.
The people of coLab are what make this place what it is: A diverse, supportive community of independent professionals who are helping each other to push the boundaries of work. These are just some of the people you’ll encounter in and around the coLab.