SWFL Emergency Relief Fund for those affected by Hurricane Ian

In Partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties

The Building: Co-Working, Meeting Space, Tours

All aboard.

We renovated the old Atlantic Coast Line Railroad depot in 2018 and turned it into a hub where ideas for social and economic change can be born and developed and where the people working on them can be connected.

Pop in.

Words can’t do the place justice. It’s gorgeous. It breathes. Come see us. Really — just drop in. We have comfy new chairs and fast Wi-Fi. Or find a shady spot on campus under our eco-friendly solar trees and let your mind roam in search of a solution to a local challenge. You can sense progress unfolding here. Chance conversations among visitors spark ideas. A shared cup of coffee at the café leads to a new personal connection. Inspiration takes hold.

Take a tour.

Jesse Daniels runs tours on Tuesday between 10am and 2pm. You’ll love him. He’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at how community change is getting engineered.

Virtual tour.

Coming Soon

Meeting space.

The building is available to you for meetings. It’s for local nonprofits, local businesses, local leaders and new ideas. We’d love to have you here. We literally built the place for you. Space is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 8:30pm. Submit a meeting space request here.

Event space.

We do special events and have a serving pantry complete with commercial ice machine and walk in cooler. Events can be held in our beautiful lobby, historic patios, or media-equipped multi-purpose rooms, small and large. Space is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 8:30pm. Submit an event space request here. Call to inquire about Saturday availability.

Work here.

How’d you like to co-work in a space of imagination with other people like you starting up their dream businesses and social projects? We have short-term space that keeps entrepreneurs’ expenses lean so you can focus on your mission in a dynamic atmosphere. Beautiful desks, high-speed Wi-Fi, print and copy services, meeting and conference rooms, and coffee are all right here waiting for you.

Our compact professional studio.

Our studio boasts full video and audio recording capabilities ideal for podcasts, interviews, live presentations, and webinars.

Become a co-collaborating tenant.

Captains for Clean Water, Hopeful Images, Christin Collins LLC, and Southwest Florida Children’s Charities are all headquartered here. Talk to us about availability for your small enterprise. Imagine coming to work every day surrounded by this kind of commitment, in this kind of place.

Engineered with innovation.

  • 99.45% of stormwater from the building runoff is retained on-site through permeable pavers and low-impact design features that allow water to filtrate rather than flow off the site and into water systems.
  • Energy footprint and costs for operating Collaboratory are about one-half of that of a conventional office building in South Florida because of a highly efficient air conditioning system.
  • The health and well-being of occupants is supported through superior indoor air quality provided by the outdoor air-scrubber system combined with an abundance of plants and an interior living wall.
  • We’ve achieved a 45% reduction in indoor potable water use through water-efficient plumbing features.

Florida Lambda Rail

Collaboratory is proud to offer you the Florida Lambda Rail difference. It combines advanced networking technology with a commitment to serving the needs of Florida’s not-for-profit, research, and education community. It offers a state-of-the-art data network, precise and competitive pricing, peering, flexibility and security. Contact us to see if your organization qualifies to become an affiliate.

I’m Kim Williams and I am here to help you with any tech support and building related matters. Please visit our Request Space page to book meeting and event spaces.