Current Info & Events
The Collide Corridor is OPEN to the public Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, in Suite 500 in the historic Cotton Mill of McKinney. Wi fi is available for guests who would like to work in this area. Various events, workshops and training seminars will occur out of the space on a regular basis. Please check out the News and Info section for a list of events.
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When: Thursday, August 29th, 2013 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CST
Where: Collide Center - 610 Elm Street, McKinney, TX 75069
What: A cocktail of tech enthusiasts
Join us in celebrating our Grand Opening at our Open House Event in the Cotton Mill's Grand Event Hall! Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 6pm.
The 'Collide Corridor' area is currently in a transitional state, that is attributed to 'growing pains' of the fast moving Collide. Since the center has been open all the finished areas in the Cotton Mill have quickly filled up with new tenants and our original suite dedicated to the Collide Corridor, was turned over to newly formed company, Boss Fight Games, who we are happy to have as neighbors here in the Cotton Mill. The activity in the Cotton Mill is great for our local eco-system, but has left us waiting in the wings for more space to be finished out for our open Collide Corridor. In the mean time, visitors are welcome to come sit on our covered patio area or step inside the center for a cup of coffee during our regular business hours of 9am-5pm mon-fri.
WE ARE OPEN!!!
We welcomed in our Flagship companies to our Incubator/Accelerator programs in our downstairs facility on June 17th. It's an exciting time and we are very excited to get it underway.
We will soon be posting our workshops and events so check back often to see what's coming up!
Things are coming together here at The Collide Center, but we are still not quite ready to open. Our construction took a bit longer than expected but it is wrapping up, and as soon as everything is inspected and approved we will be ready to open for business! We expect this will be all done by June 14th.
So we are scheduling our official opening for Monday, June 17th, 2013. We are so excited about the opening and have completed the selection of the first groups to invite into the center as our flagship residents! I will be contacting all groups on Monday June 10th, to inform you of the decision. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest!
~The Collide Staff
Construction in the Collide Center is still underway but nearing completion. Soon we will have the brand new conference room and bathrooms built out and ready for us to move in! We are having discussions currently about how to lay out the areas to best accommodate our groups both securely and comfortably. We are also in the process of reviewing the applications and determining which groups would be most suited for the MEDC programs for emerging technologies. We will begin calling our applicants next week and hope to have our first groups in house by June 15th. I will be sending out email messages asking a few questions to our applicants within the next couple of days, so if you don't receive a message, please contact me at: email@example.com
(I don't want to forget anyone)
A BIG THANKS to all that attended our Breakfast Meeting on the 21st!
It was great to put the faces to the names and get a chance to hear your thoughts on how we can build a great center that people can utilize and benefit from. The incredible pool of talent and entrepreneurship that filled the room was wonderful and I have no doubt that we will all benefit from the relationships we form with each other and as a group moving forward.
In the coming weeks, as the building out of the center comes to completion, we will be actively contacting interested groups and individuals to identify specifics of space and furniture requirements, etc. Keep checking back here on our page...I will be adding more info and developing the site a little more also as time goes on.
Thanks again for your interest and support!
We at Curious Complex, would like to personally thank all those who attended our Entrepreneur & Start-up Breakfast event at the new Collide Center of McKinney!
It was great to meet everyone and introduce to you, the concept of the Collide Center.
The response was overwhelming and we are very excited about the direction it is moving in.
In the coming weeks we will be setting up the center and identifying individuals, groups and start-ups that would be a good fit for our 'Incubator' and 'Accelerator' programs. If you would like to be considered for one of these areas please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collide area will be open to anyone who wants to come and collide and collaborate with others!
By June 1st we will be officially opening the center for Colliding!
Check back periodically for news and future events.
Thanks again for the participation and support!
~ Jason Adams CEO, Curious Complex