Makerspaces start here! The Grommet’s free ebook provides lessons and inspirations from Makers, inventors, and entrepreneurs.
A makerspace can take many forms and serve many purposes. They could be embedded into a school to teach kids about robotics and STEM or they could be a standalone facility like Artisan’s Asylum which is a makerspace where makers come to start a business or just create something for fun. There have been many success stories about makers using a makerspace to craft something out of nothing and turn it into a company.
There are many ways these days that makers can make a product and now with the help of companies like The Grommet and Kickstarter these makers have a way to bring their products to market. For those who don’t know, The Grommet is a product launch platform for undiscovered products that have been embraced by independent makers. The founders Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi have discovered and launched over 2,000 products including Fitbit, Sodastream and [a young girl’s] soon to be favorite Goldieblox which are STEM/Maker toys for girls. Jules and Joanne just recently launched a free ebook called Makers Who Made It and it includes 100 stories from makers who have seen the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. If you’re considering starting a maker business this ebook is worth checking out. You can download it here for FREE.