Where Texoma’s Entrepreneurs and Creative Communities Collaborate
Ideation Station LLC is a for profit social purpose organization that promotes economic opportunity, increasing the flow of capital and job creation for people, startups, and small businesses, using the coworking community center business model.
Our mission is to advocate for the cultural arts as economic drivers and to accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Texoma by providing affordable space and resources for community building, organization and mentorship.
We promote empowering providers of educational events as well as local business and economic development in Texoma by working with people, non-profits and organizations to bring arts, STEM, educational and informative events, presentations, demonstrations, workshops to our community center and beyond. Our facility offers coworking, collaboration, incubation and launch support for the arts, sciences, maths, businesses, entrepreneurs, leaders, non-profits and remote workers that seek a like-minded growth oriented community in downtown Sherman Texas. We do this through providing shared space – meeting and work space on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis.
Dedicated Office A fully enclosed, lockable office space. Your company can add more offices as you grow. This plan includes access to our Member Network events and services, 24/7 access as well as monthly discounts and/or credits for reserving workspaces and conference rooms that correlate with your office size (10 credits for a 1 person office). $425 per month Please contact the Community Manager at 903.357.5290 if you are interested in this plan. Additional plans available on the Membership Page.
In historic downtown Sherman, Texas one block south of the Grayson County Courthouse and Justice Center.
Coworking – Access to our space is provided using the coworking model. Members can get access to different types of spaces based on their business and work needs. We have 14 office or studio spaces of approximately 130 square feet each, as well as multiple open coworking areas that also serve as an Art Gallery, and three conference/meeting rooms (one of which is a featured artist Gallery Room). Memberships range from address and mail service (put your business on the map), to coworking, dedicated desk and dedicated office. See our Memberships Page for more detail.
Gallery Off the Square – We feature local artists in our Gallery and encourage meetups and study groups to “feed the Artist”. Read more about this on our blog available on the home page. We also market our artists online in social media and our online Gallery. For us, the Gallery Off the Square is more than just the retail display, cataloging of art and representing artists, it is the development and amplification of our local cultural arts community. We offer a place at the table for literary arts, performance arts, the visual arts and artisans of all mediums and expression. See our online Gallery Shop for a preview of some of the work.
1MCShermanTX – 1 Million Cups Sherman Texas is a weekly event in our Gallery Room in the Collaboration Station Coworking area. Every week, entrepreneurs present their startup companies to their communities and learn how their community can help support their business to flourish. It’s not a sales pitch, and it’s not an investor pitch. The goal is to have people understand what you do and some of the challenges you have had in building your business. If you are building an income stream from your work in the arts, knowledge, entrepreneurial or start-up economy or “gigs”, this is the community for you. Join us!
Opportunity to refine your presentation and elevator pitch
A network for support, including coaching from 1 Million Cups organizers
Access to online training programs designed to help you create a powerful presentation and master the Q&A
Opportunity to present and again and again—after you made significant changes, or in another city
A diverse audience to engage with and the opportunity for exposure to new markets and people
The potential to receive local, regional or national media coverage on your startup
Poetry Jams – Literary arts collaboration that facilitates spoken and written creative work and processes. We facilitate study groups, readings, and workshops.
Biblio BabaYaga – chap book and small press collaboration to produce handmade books for our collaborators and members.
Collaboration Station – a virtual/digital collaboration space for the greater Texoma area to amplify our events, festivals and increase visibility of the artists and creative work produced locally.
Sherman Off the Square – Giving local business Texoma a ShOT! While focused on our 200 block on South Travis, we spend a lot of time photographing, reviewing, and amplifying the marketing messages of area locally owned business in Texoma. Follow up on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and on the website ShermanOffTheSquare.com.
Schedule with Ruth to discuss how you can become a collaborator or member.