Open less than two months, the Collide Center in McKinney has been invited to become part of the area Tech “ecosystem”.

Networking need not feel like work. That’s why Tech Cocktail Mixers focus on infusing fun into what is normally a stale experience. The premise is simple; we bring together Dallas’ hottest startups, mix with local tech enthusiasts and serve over cocktails. Whether you’re seeking a new job, looking to build a new connection to take your business to the next level, or simply looking for an exciting environment to break up the week, Tech Cocktail Mixers are the perfect way to serve up a healthy dose of fun and value to your week.

What to expect?

• Startups demoing in a casual expo style
• Engaging conversations
• Local technology all-stars, celebrities, and thought leaders


Date: Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Category: Dallas, Tech Cocktail
Event Organizer: Tech Cocktail
Venue: Collide Center
Address: 610 Elm St., McKinney

The event will be held in the Event Hall of the Cotton Mill across the lobby from the Collide Center. 

"This will allow us to showcase the Collide Center and our new Collaboration Corridor. We are working with Tech Cocktail as well as ImagineExhibits, a resident of the Cotton Mill, to meet the exhibit space logistics per Tech Cocktail specifications. MEDC and Curious Complex are the facilities host and Tech Cocktail will be hosting the Bar," said John Valencia, MEDC Director of Business Retention and Emerging Technology.

There will be 12 to 14 startups, at least two of them from the Collide Center, demoing their new products/ideas. Click here for details.


About the Collide Center

The Collide Center aims to support emerging technologies and to develop innovative industries within the City of McKinney by providing a range of services to entrepreneurs and startups. Curious complex with McKinney’s Economic Development Corporation developed The Collide Center as a hub designed to provide workspace, education, support, events and workshops to businesses in McKinney. The Collide Center is a coworking space with Incubator and Accelerator programs geared toward fostering success for entities. Additionally, the center provides a “Collide Corridor” area for anyone to come to, meet up, work and otherwise collide with other innovators to spur new ideas and collaborate on possible ventures. Visit for more information.

About McKinney Economic Development Corporation

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 141,000. Incorporated in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. Within a 30-minute drive to both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field, McKinney is also home to Collin County Regional Airport. Featuring multiple visionary developments and with lots of land to grow, the city is primed for economic development. McKinney ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live in America list and as a Top 100 Community in America for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance. Visit the MEDC website at

About Curious Complex

Curious Complex is the ‘’ of ecommerce. We create a safe and exclusive environment where passion driven consumers can connect. Find, buy and sell the things you LOVE from the people you trust. Curious Complex is an early stage startup that has raised $1 million right here in McKinney. Curious Complex is in revenue phase, growing and will be finalizing its seed round in the next 60 days. Visit for more information.