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The WERX


A Place for Start-Ups

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The WERX


A Place for Start-Ups

 

The WERX Center

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!

 

Innovate McKinney Local StartUp competition

The 5 Finalists Have been Selected!

CLICK HERE FOR FINALISTS

 

Cash prizes awarded to the best new and innovative startups!  The finalists will compete live on June 28th, 2016 to our panel of Judges who will select the top 3 winners! 

Details can be found here:  https://mckinneywerx.squarespace.com/businessexpo/


DON'T MISS

The Small Business Expo

JUNE 28th 2016  at The Cotton Mill

5:30-7:00pm

Booths still Available!!

Contact Cindy johnson at 214-417-5049 or cindy@thewerxfoundation.com for info!  

 
 

The WERX Pricing Plans for accepted companies:

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So What's In the WERX?

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:

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.


            Amenities

  • 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

  • Shared Printing/Copying/Scanning

  • Conference room by Reservation

  • Presentation monitor/projector screen use

  • Quiet phone call room

  • Educational Opportunities

  • Presentations & Events 

  • Outdoor Patio access

  • Free Parking

  • 1 mile from McKinney Downtown Square

  • Endless Collaboration!

Additional Amenities for:

Dedicated Desk Residents

  • Access to WERX professional Mentors

  • Access to WERX Investor network events

  • TUPPs Beer on Tap! (NEW)

  • Business Mailbox

  • Free Admission or Discounts on all paid events

Join us for a presentation or workshop!

Enjoy a beautiful day out on our patio!  

Enjoy a beautiful day out on our patio!
 


Lounge

Our open Lounge area is equipped with wi fi, FREE water, coffee, tea & snacks as well as endless collaboration!

Meet-ups & Events

Join our mailing list for updates on all the events happening at McKinney WERX. Residents have FREE access to all WERX events.

Conference Room

As a McKinney WERX Resident or Affiliate, you will have access to a Conference Room for your business needs at no cost.


Why IN McKinney?

McKinney: voted the #1 place to live in Money Magazine 2014!

Cafes and Shops  

Cafes and Shops
 

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.

Landon's Winery & Bar  

Landon's Winery & Bar
 

Enjoy an evening carriage ride around the square.  

Enjoy an evening carriage ride around the square.
 

WHY THE WERX?

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!'

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Events & Calendar


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Events & Calendar



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To Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/gary-de-rodriguez-2875507633

 
or Call 972-773-9130

CEO of Peopleistic LLC formerly People Rich LLC, a Director of the Business Education Institute, and a Research Fellow of the Institute of Mind and Behavioural Sciences.

Influencing and Presentations skills are powerful cutting-edge communication technologies that shows you how to create presentations that win trust and establish credibility whilst engaging new client prospects. This skill alone is perhaps the most important skill for any business owner or entrepreneur to master when pitching to investors or prospective new clients. When you add the subtleties of communication to your business knowledge, you win in the competitive world of pitching to investors. When you master the art of influencing you set yourself apart from the pact and secure your right to greater success. This presentation will introduce you to skills you will never find in other sales or speaker trainings and places within your hands the skills to take your career, and influencing ability to a whole new level of effectiveness. If you have been looking for the competitive edge you needed; then this is it! You will learn how to influence audiences ethnically at their deepest subconscious level and develop the skill to capture, hold attention, create trust and credibility so you win new investors and clients.



Interested in becoming a Sponsor for one of our events or a corporate sponsorship partner?

Contact: Cindy@thewerxfoundation.com  for opportunities and Details

Find out what's in the werx!  and join us in supporting the Technology startup community!


(****NO OPEN COFFEE HOUR JUNE 16TH****) 

The WERX Open Coffee Hour Networking

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!


MCKINNEY Networking Meeting   - Thursday 7-9pm  

Join the 'McKinney Networking Meeting' group every Thursday evening between 7:00pm - 9:00pm  at The Werx.

http://www.meetup.com/McKinney-Networking-Meeting/ 

"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


PAST EVENTS:

Corporate Family Feud Luncheon Event

March 30th, 2016

Texas Public Policy Discussion for

Small Business

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.

 

APRIL 12TH - “MENTOR SERIES WERXSHOP” WITH TOD MONGAN : 

FINANCING STAGES & TERMS’ 

11:30AM-12:00PM PRESENTATION (LUNCH PROVIDED) FOLLOWED BY INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULED SESSIONS(12PM-1:30PM) 

SIGN UP FOR A FREE MENTOR SESSION ON APRIL 12TH WITH TOD MONGAN OF MONGAN LAW

 

 

 

 

APRIL 14TH - “MENTOR SERIES WERXSHOP” WITH BRIAN GILMORE: 

BUSINESS PLANS FOCUSED ON INVESTMENT


11:30AM-12:00PM PRESENTATION (LUNCH PROVIDED) FOLLOWED BY INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULED SESSIONS(12PM-1:30PM) 

SIGN UP FOR A FREE MENTOR SESSION - ON APRIL 14TH WITH BRIAN GILMORE OF 'OPTIMUS BUSINESS PLANS'

 

 

 

 

APRIL 15TH - “MENTOR SERIES WERXSHOP” WITH ROBERT ATKINS : 

CROWDFUNDING WITH SUCCESS!

11:30AM-12:00PM PRESENTATION (LUNCH PROVIDED) FOLLOWED BY INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULED SESSIONS(12PM-1:30PM) 


SIGN UP FOR A FREE MENTOR SESSION ON APRIL 15TH WITH ROBERT M. ATKINS OF BALANCED MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

 

 


LUNCH-N-LEARN PRESENTATION  

"THE STARTUPS GUIDE TO SEO"

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

Presented by:

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.


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The Community


The people who make it WERX

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The Community


The people who make it WERX

The Resident Companies of The WERX


ALUMNI  Residents of The Collide Center and The WERX


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Who makes 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.

THE WERX TEAM

 

Cindy Johnson

WERX Development Director

Christine Smith

WERX Executive Director / CEO

 

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President 

Steve Tucker

CEO/Adelphoi Labs / Unified Materials Group

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Co-Chairman & Treasurer

Mark Cottam

COO/Adelphio Labs / Unified Materials Group

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Co-Chairman & Secretary

John Valencia

Mckinney EDC Emerging Technology and Business Retention Director

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Ex-officio

John Minnis

CEO/Developing Solutions

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Board Member

Terry Casey

Real Estate Investor/Cotton Mill-Owner

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At Large 


*Our Sponsor Partners*

We could not succeed without the generous support of our wonderful sponsors!

THANK YOU!


Private Community Donors

We are privileged to be part of such a supportive community!

Thank You So much for your contributions!

 

Chris Hockenberry

Richard Pedretti-Allen

Robert M. Atkins

Stephen Davis

Tod Mongan

James Creedon

Damian Skinner

 

 

Emily Heger

David Kesel

James Creedon

Texas Data & VoIP

Scott Berry

Drue Franklin

Terry Casey

The Cotton Mill

Mark Cottam

Steve Tucker

John Minnis

John Valencia


MENTORS

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. 

See who's mentoring now...

McKinney WERX : MENTORS

Interested in becoming a mentor for McKinney WERX?  Contact Us and we will send you a short information form to apply.

 
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Contact US


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Contact US


McKinney WERX

MEDIA INQUIRIES :                    Valencia@MckinneyEDC.com

 

OPERATIONS INQUIRIES:          Christine@McKinneyWERX.com

 

All other questions, please use the form below

 

Located inside the Historic Cotton Mill of McKinney

 

The WERX in Mckinney

610 Elm St. suite 700

McKinney TX  75069

office: 214-856-4113