About Us

A community of entrepreneurs.

MERGE Innovation Space, an expansion of the IC CoLab, is designed to create and cultivate a knowledge ecosystem for entrepreneurs and startups, offering vital resources and connections to successfully create, launch and grow new companies in Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

IC CoLab

IC CoLab

The IC CoLab @ MERGE offers a coworking with open workspace benches, dedicated offices, conference rooms, large training room, business resources, community events, 3D printing, Wi-Fi powered by ImOn, free coffee and much more!

Learn more about each location and membership plans:

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Proto Studios

ProtoStudios is a state-of-the-art, rapid-prototyping facility located in MERGE. Focusing on biomedical and electronics prototyping, protostudios assists all Iowa Entrepreneurs in making your ideas a reality.

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Members

A community that grows together becomes successful together. Much more than a place of work, Co-mmunity is a place to thrive!

Are you a startup, entrepreneur, traveling digital nomad or just looking for space to work?

Partners

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The IC CoLab is different. It’s not just a great place to work; it’s the best place to grow.  The IC Colab was Mazira’s introduction to the startup ecosystem. We made new connections, acquired new contracts and friendly advice is always just around the corner.

Anith Mathai
CEO, Mazira

Thank you for making the Iowa City Colab classroom available to my IDT team this week for an offsite retreat. Time, attention, and focus are critical to any business. The Iowa City Colab was an ideal environment for our team to get away from the daily work routine and distractions, and focus on our most critical issues and opportunities.

Jerry Steele
Integrated DNA Technologies

The Coralville CoLab is my permanent work place. I worked at home the past 5 years and I can’t explain how nice it is to get out of the house and be around great and intelligent people. The atmosphere is amazing and state of the art. Between good people, amazing office space you can’t ask for much more.

Rick Bodey
CEO, Backspace Group a Digital Marketing Company