About Us

A community of entrepreneurs.

The IC CoLab @ MERGE and CoWork @ 808 are 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 ICR Iowa.

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MERGE

The IC CoLab @ MERGE offers an open coworking space with 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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ProtoStudios

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

Having a space in the IC CoLab has allowed me not only to use conference rooms, printers, and high-speed internet, but the real value has been networking with other companies in helping build my business!

Kevin Mellen
Graphic Designer/Owner, Creative Mellen

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