Maureen Koopman, Founder and CEO
An interior designer turned serial entrepreneur, she’s a proud Lakewood resident who is inspired every day by the community of small business owners she has come to know since starting her first creative business eight years ago. In 2016, Maureen realized a dream to bring movers and makers together by curating a holiday pop-up shop featuring local, hand-crafted and small-batch foodie items.
The community response to the pop-up was incredible and she loved achieving a goal of making Christmas a little dreamier for each of the maker families by curating and selling their goods in the shop. After the success of season three of Home for the Holidays, she couldn’t shake the desire to contribute more to her community.
She knew from experience the power that inspiring design and a great community can have in supporting entrepreneurs. From that, The CoLab was born. The mission of The CoLab is to be an inclusive and welcoming space to all & support remote workers, small business owners and makers on their journey to success.
Beyond her businesses, Maureen is the proud parent of two fab kiddos who fuel her love of coffee and new adventures. You can find her cheering on her sons' baseball & soccer teams, sampling local craft beer and exploring all that the greater Cleveland area has to offer.
the good vibe crew
Delaney is your go-to gal for all things day-to-day at the CoLab. She has a passion for helping people and creating environments where all feel welcome to be themselves, fully and authentically. So, whether you have a question about your membership or are looking for a boost of motivation and inspiration, you can feel comfortable knowing that Delaney is there to assist you.
Nicolette likes to think of herself as one of Maureen's business besties! She gets to make pretty graphics for The CoLab and put together monthly newsletters to keep you up to date on all the fabulous events happening and the interesting, creative people that pass through the space!