A Place for Start-Ups



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!

Take a Virtual Tour of The WERX:

The WERX Pricing Plans for accepted companies:

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.


  • 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!

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Mckinney Chamber of Commerce

First United Bank

Collin College


Texas Workforce Solutions

TUPPS Brewery

The Grove

UNT : Innovation Greenhouse


NoD Coworking 

Genius Den

University of Texas at Dallas

SMU GuildHall

Genesis Investments

Launch DFW


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.


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!'


Events & Calendar

Events & Calendar

We are busy Planning our events for 2017 so stay tuned!!!!

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 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. 

"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.

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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.



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.