BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION

Join the innovators, entrepreneurs, and creatives who are making things happen in our community.

Meraki Collective was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and creatives to co-create a community which lives at the intersection of health, wealth, and happiness in Smiths Falls, all while leading the way for other like-minded, community driven small towns in Canada and beyond.

JOIN THE TRIBE

Join us for March's Special Event:

SOLD OUT: When & where: Tues Mar 27, 2018 @ 7:30-9:00 am

Using Storytelling in Your Business: Selling and communicating with clients at a deeper level

Do you want to put your marketing plan together but have no idea where to start? During this Breakfast session, Cathy and Toby James of Cat’s Cove Communications will outline how to take a step back and to use storytelling to connect with your customer/client base while keeping your sales in mind. You’ll think more about your business’s foundation and connect with your target audience at a deeper level. Guess what then comes naturally? You’ve got it: sales.

WHAT’S THE MERAKI COLLECTIVE?

The Meraki Collective is a community and coworking space in downtown Smiths Falls, ON. We are an active, creative, and sustainable tribe of remote (work-from-home) professionals, consultants, freelance artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses/start-ups, working in a shared environment for the purposes of productivity, innovation and some collaboration.

Non-members: By appointment only

Members: 24/7 keyless entry

Meraki [meh-rah-KEE] (v.):
To do something with soul, creativity, or love;
to put the essence of yourself into your work.

Our Mission

To bring together local entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers, and remote workers for the purposes of collaboration, innovation, productivity, and fun.

To fuel the urban revitalization and cultural vibrancy of Smiths Falls by creating a collaborative space designed to recruit and retain talent in the creative, technical, innovative, and knowledge services.

COMMUNITY LEADERS

JEFF DEPATIE

Co-founder, Tier 1 Janitor

JESSICA WEBSTER

Co-founder, Marketing Specialist

We Believe In:

– collaboration over competition
– community over agendas
– participation over observation
– doing over saying
– friendship over formality
– boldness over assurance
– learning over expertise
– people over personalities
– “value ecosystem” over “value chain”

Our Vision:

To leave a vibrant, sustainable, creative, conscientious,
and evolved Smiths Falls for future generations.

COWORKING

Coming soon! Because working from home alone sucks sometimes.

Are you starting to glare at the local kids hanging out at your office (Tim Hortons) while you’re working hard on your laptop? Or are you the kind of person that is starting to go a little nuts working from home alone. Have you been fantasizing about working from one of those awesome, start-up style, new agey, open-air office spaces? If you said yes to any of the above, the Meraki Collective coworking space is just what you need.

Now in the downtown district of Smiths Falls, Meraki Collective members get a professional, creative, and downright fun space to work. It will even come filled with an incredible community of like-minded change makers who are loving/struggling through the same journey as you.

What are you waiting for? You’ve been working from home with your pants off long enough to know that perk has lost its novelty.

PERKS

FAST INTERNET & OTHER NECESSITIES

High-speed, mega stable wireless internet access, printing, and office stuff galore.

COMMUNITY

Meet friends, collaborate on projects, or simply bounce ideas off of each other.

CAFFEINE, KITCHEN, AND BREWS

Free endless waterfalls of the nectar of the Gods that is local coffee shop coffee. Oh, and water. We also have a big kitchen which you can use to whip up some grub. Plus, we’ll be offering free local beers (donations are always appreciated)

SHARED DESKS

Bring your laptop and enjoy any shared workspace seat in the house. We have different decor and zones so you’ll find a comfy/inspiring spot to do your best work no problem.

PRIVATE OFFICE

Rent one of our soon-to-be newly renovated private rooms for rent. We’re open to renovating it the way you need it for your biz. Contact us for more info.

MEETING ROOM

Want to bring your new client or small team to enjoy the inspiration of the Meraki Collective? Rent out our private whiteboard collaboration room.