The Collar Collective

A community of technologists, designers, startups & solopreneurs

What is this?

Often developers and designers keep irregular schedules and are increasigly mobile. While the freedom is great, sometimes its hard to not have full time coworkers. The Collar Collective is an effort by local software companies to provide a place for independant workers to find all the things they miss about an office — water cooler chat, impromptu lunches, idea sharing, informal networking — all without the cubes and corporate culture. Find a home away from home, or just go desk surfing. Welcome!

Er, sounds like recruiting?

Absolutely not. Like you, we get caught up in what we're doing. It's great to have fresh faces, new opinions, and new expertise around our offices to keep us on our toes.

Why Troy?

If you're not currently involved with the startup scene in Troy you'll be happy to know its quite vibrant. Between the abundance of talent at RPI, the growing number of downtown professionals, and the number of software development companies in the area the opportunities are endless. I think you'll find the energy quite addictive!

Is it for me?

Cultu spaces are focused on attracting people involved in creating things online. It's a place for you to work your day job, but also a place for you to meet new liked-minded individuals working on their own projects. You'll have access to fellow entrepreneurs, designers, developers, writers, artists and other professionals.

What's next?

It's easy! Contact one of the locations listed below via email, and let them know when you're coming. In most cases desks are available during normal work hours Monday through Friday. Once you get to know a particular company or team, you can work out a more regular schedule if you're interested in doing so.

Agora Games


  • Big Ikea Desks
  • WiFi & Wired Internet Access
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Lounge Area
  • Laser Printer
  • Conference Area & Equipment
  • Ruby, Python, Javascript, Game Development Expertise
  • 10 Desk Capacity
  • Email: clarke at agoragames dot com

Grand Slam Alley


  • Large Team Rooms
  • 40MB Wifi
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Community
  • Advice from local Venture Capitalists, Sales, and Engineering Executives
  • 30 Desk, 8 Office Capactity
  • Email: khayes at grandslamalley dot com

Note: If you have a desk available and you'd like to list it here, contact us or send us a pull request!


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