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CoLab Orlando Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

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Five years later, CoLab is still the perfect choice for Orlando entrepreneurs In 2008, CoLab Orlando opened up its doors in the beautiful and historic Angebilt Building in Downtown Orlando. Over the years we’ve expanded to several floors, knocked out walls, welcomed new friends and said goodbye to old ones. Through it all, we’ve wanted to provide the kind of space that would appeal to Orlando’s entrepreneurs, startups, creatives and freelancers. “At its heart, coworking is about being able to break free of the conventions of more traditional offices and making connections with people you might never have met otherwise,” says Brian Wilson, CoLab Orlando’s Community Director. “It’s an alternative to that isolation you can feel when you work at home or the limitations you sometimes meet when you work out of a Starbucks. It’s all about joining in a collaborative space where you can thrive.” CoLab was on the …

Find Great Orlando Creative Spaces at CoLab

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Network with other Orlando entrepreneurs at the Angebilt Free WiFi? Check. Free coffee? Check. Working in the coolest building in Downtown Orlando? Check! You can check all these things off your “Everything I want in an office” list if you join other Orlando entrepreneurs in what we think is the coolest creative space going at CoLab Orlando. We have some great spaces here for you to pick from — but first, our Brian Wilson,  community director always asks people: “What is most important to you?” Well, what is it? People often tell Brian that location is the No. 1 priority. “You should make sure you’re happy with the neighborhood you’re going to work in,” Brian says. “We suggest downtown Orlando!” Another response Brian hears often is, “What are the community members like?” We get rave reviews from everyone who works here, whether they come in for a desk on an …

CoLab Orlando Member Spotlight: Marianne Kirby

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Freelance writer finds inspiration in Orlando creative space By day, Marianne Kirby parks herself in a cubicle world as a tech editor. By night, Marianne pulls up a chair or a beanbag and awakens her creative side at CoLab Orlando. At the beginning of summer, Marianne joined the CoLab Lounge, a collaborative work environment where she rents the space she needs for the time it will take her to complete her next writing project. The freelance writer and aspiring novelist finds it easier to work in the Orlando creative space than, say, a coffee house or her living room. Here’s what she had to say about her CoLab experience. How did you hear about CoLab? I was familiar with the sort of general idea of coworking, so I started exploring workspaces in Orlando that didn’t have my husband, my dog and the television. I contacted Urban Rethink, and they put me …

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