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Today we continue with the “Rochester Startup” series, focusing on the newest coworking space in Rochester, which is ironically housed in one of the oldest buildings in downtown.
Name: Collider Coworking
Location: 14 4th Street SW, Suite #203
Parking Available: No
Contact: Jamie Sundsbak
Social Accounts: Facebook @collidercore; Twitter @collider_mn
Current Tenants: (representatives of over 26 companies) Augeo+Greer, Able.ag, Biomerics, Chartis, SmugMug, Healthcare Safety, More than an Addict, Paramark Real Estate Services, Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery Innovation Accelerator, Scalar, TrekAnalytics, Recombinetics, Raizlabs, Rochester Rising, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Tinua, PayGo, Ambient House Productions, TPG, Prevent Products, Rochester MN Moms Blog, and Weichert Realators
Collider Coworking opened its doors in August 2016 on the second floor of the 116-year-old Conley-Maass-Downs building. Community Manager Jamie Sundsbak describes Collider as “a historic place in downtown Rochester which is alive with energy.” The Conley-Maass-Downs building is the first official space in Rochester’s Discovery Square district. The 3,200-square foot Collider Coworking facility is divided into open office space, three quiet rooms, and two conference rooms. Collider houses a combination of startups, small businesses, freelancers, and remote workers spanning all types of industry. Costs to work in the coworking facility range from $100 to $325 per month, which includes internet, snacks, drinks, conference room space, educational opportunities, and professional connections.
Sundsbak says there is a real “resurgence of entrepreneurship” taking place in Rochester right now. “With more and more startups beginning in a relatively small area, I think we are going to see some amazing companies emerging very soon,” he explained.
There is tremendous entrepreneurial growth occurring in Rochester right now. But Sundsbak says the entrepreneurs in the city sometimes hold themselves back. “We rely on others to dictate what we can and cannot do. To be successful, we must realize that we don’t need permission from others to be entrepreneurs,” he explained.