Located in the Historic Cotton Mill of McKinney, The WERX is a community center for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs, that offers shared workspace and resources. Focused primarily around emerging technology companies, The WERX is partnered with the McKinney Economic Development Corporation, and aims to build grow and support small business in McKinney!
The WERX Foundation, Inc. has also been established to allow for our corporate and community partners to contribute donations to help grow and build the entrepreneurial community for years to come! Thank You, to all that have given back to your community!
Deadline for applications is May 14th 2016!
We're looking for the best products or service business ideas that serve the city of McKinney! (Businesses do not have to be located in McKinney to compete)
Cash prizes awarded to the best new and innovative startups! It's FREE to enter, and the finalists will compete live on June 28th, to our panel of Judges who will select the top 3 winners!
Details can be found here: https://innovatemckinney.launchgen.com/
Don't Miss the
May 25th, 2016 6:30pm-8:00pm
Matt Foster, in charge of External and Legislative Affairs at AT&T Texas, will be joining Senator Taylor and Representative Sanford in a panel discussion about the economic environment for small business in Texas and what’s coming on the regulatory front that may impact small businesses.
The WERX is a collaborative shared workspace, and business center for start-ups and entrepreneurs that offers a unique atmosphere and eco-system of resources and coolness! Dedicated Desk Plans are reserved for Technology start-ups. The accepted residents share an open working space with dedicated desks and shared free amenities!
Open Seating Plans are available for entrepreneurs and other non-tech businesses who want a place to work during regular business hours and now weekends as well with 'extended' plan or who just wish to have a conference room for meetings with clients. Call center reps or other phone call sales reps cannot be accepted into the center, as excessive call chatter tends to be disruptive to the work environment.
Office Space within Werx is available! A small office space will accommodate(and includes) up to 3 desks comfortably and leases for $500/mo. The mid-size office can accommodate up to 6 desks and leases for $1050/mo.
All offices include desks, chairs & floor lamps but you may bring in your own furniture as well if you wish. All amenities are also included with office leases. (min. 3 mo lease agreement for offices) More offices can & will be built-in as needed for our residents.
7 day/wk bio-metric fingerprint scan access
FREE Coffee, Tea, Spring Water & Snacks
FREE Breakfast on Thursdays
Kitchen with Refrigerator/Microwave/Toaster
High-Speed Wi Fi
Conference room by Reservation
Presentation monitor/projector screen use
Quiet phone call room
Presentations & Events
Outdoor Patio access
1 mile from McKinney Downtown Square
Additional Amenities for:
Access to WERX professional Mentors
Access to WERX Investor network events
TUPPs Beer on Tap! (NEW)
Free Admission or Discounts on all paid events
Our open Lounge area is equipped with wi fi, FREE water, coffee, tea & snacks as well as endless collaboration!
Join our mailing list for updates on all the events happening at McKinney WERX. Residents have FREE access to all WERX events.
As a McKinney WERX Resident or Affiliate, you will have access to a Conference Room for your business needs at no cost.
McKinney: voted the #1 place to live in Money Magazine 2014!
Most of all the people that make up WERX are residents of McKinney and it's no secret why. McKinney is a great place to live with a great sense of community and pride! This is why we all feel so strongly about creating a business center that serves the community.
We understand that start-ups are often boot-strapping it until revenue or funding is obtained and it is our goal and vision to help with the overhead during this phase of starting a company, by offering extremely affordable rates to meet everyone's budget. In addition, The WERX is committed to providing education and mentoring to assist as well, through relationships, presentations and events. The McKinney EDC and it's Emerging Technology Program has been instrumental in the success and initiative of the WERX center.
The WERX in McKinney was formerly known at the Collide Center, and even though the name has changed a lot of the same great people and programs are present. Come and check us out and see 'What's in the Werx!'
March 30th, 2016
Wed, May 25, 2016 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at The WERX in McKinney
With At&t's Matthew Foster,
Sen. Van Taylor & Rep. Scott Sanford
The WERX is proud to host: a Public Policy Lunch-n-Learn Panel Discussion with Matthew Foster, who is External & Legislative Affairs of AT&T Texas along with State Sen. Larry Taylor & Rep, Scott Sanford on May 25th at12pm.
With Texas continuing to be the model for others in job growth and economic climate, both Senator Taylor and Representative Sanford can provide insight into how that Texas Miracle has sustained and what the next session may bring in the business regulatory front.
This Lunch-n-Learn Presentation will be structured as a panel discussion, giving each member the opportunity to have some big picture remarks, then we will drill down into a few different topics, Patent reform, Business Margins tax, how smaller companies can get their voices heard etc. followed by some time for Q&A from the audience. Don't Miss this informative discussion that will cover topics that effect small businesses and innovation in Texas.
***Lunch will be provided to all who RSVP to this FREE special event.
RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-public-policy-discussion-for-small-business-atts-matthew-foster-sen-van-taylor-rep-scott-tickets-25489478717
Thursday, May 5, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at The WERX in McKinney. Click here to register.
Local entrepreneurial leaders will share their stories of challenge and survival at our Small Business Big Ideas Panel. They will also take questions from the audience. Panelists include owners of: Coffee House Café, Low Country Quisine, Tumbleweed TexStyles, and Bisous Bisous Patisserie.
Join us every Thursday morning between 9:30am - 10:30am, for our 'open to the community' coffee hour. Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks.
Enjoy light breakfast refreshments and mingle with other visitors and residents of McKinney WERX! You never know who'll you meet...so come see what in the WERX!
Join the 'McKinney Networking Meeting' group every Thursday evening between 7:00pm - 9:00pm at The Werx.
"Coming together, sharing together, working together, succeeding together."
The McKinney Networking Meeting is a group that is committed to helping our community THRIVE! We are a group of Professionals, Small Business Owners, Self-Employed, and Entrepreneurs all working together to grow and learn.
What McKinney Networking Meeting can help you with:
* Referrals of potential customers/clients
* Referrals of services for your business/organization
* Education on Networking/Referrals/Business Ownership
* Marketing Training
* Goal setting and Celebrating Success
$20 annual membership (grants exclusivity) or $1 per meeting.
Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/McKinney.Networking.Meeting
Learn the challenges and benefits
On site vs. Off site SEO
When to begin SEO Tactics
Which tactics to use?
How to get an ROI
How PPC fits in the mix
Scott Berry, a Marketing Mentor at The Werx and one of most sought after trainers and mentors. He is Founder and Managing Director at MarketCrest, an Online Marketing and Consulting Company based in Plano, TX. Scott comes from the real world of Marketing and Sales leadership having over a decade of senior executive positions with industry leading companies such as Harte Hanks, Vertis Communications, WorkflowOne and RR Donnelley. He has served as a SVP, CSO and CMO of both public and private companies including multiple officer positions in $850 million and larger businesses.
Bring your lunch and sit in and learn about the world of SEO. Drinks provided by The WERX.
The people who make it WERX
The people who make it WERX
Along with all the wonderful mentors and entrepreneurs, we have a solid team of professionals comprising the Board of Directors of The WERX, a top ranked facility enriched with resources, varied expertise and an awesome environment that makes it easy to go to work, and want to be there!
Dedicated & passionate people make the difference.
We could not succeed without the generous support of our wonderful sponsors!
Thank You So much for your contributions!
Robert M. Atkins
Texas Data & VoIP
The Cotton Mill
We are always building on our network of mentors and advisors. Matching the right expertise and professionals to the entrepreneurs is a key element to the success of a start-up.
Interested in becoming a mentor for McKinney WERX? Contact Us and we will send you a short information form to apply.