Makerspace to Marketplace

Our makerspace is full of amazing talent and fantastic ideas.  But how do you take those ideas out of your brain and put them on a shelf?  You might think that a hammer, saw, and some duck tape might do the trick, but you might be better off using some of the resources in this post instead.  Safety first!

Step One: Meet like minded people
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No one can tell you what project to do but you might need some help making it.  Meetup is a great place to find people with similar interests in wood working, coding, electronics, or marketing.  If your team of builders aren’t on Meetup,  you may find them here at the Makerspace. Everyone is a bit different and you will find plenty of personalities that you either mesh with or clash with. Usually you find both, but don’t let it stop you, rather let it move you forward with motivation.

Step Two: Cofounder?

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Ok now that you made an amazing thing with the group of makers, you may need a cofounder. Makerspaces are full of technical founders, but looking out there some of the strongest companies are made of both a technical founder and a non technical founder.  Think Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.  Cofounders Lab holds events all over the country putting minds together to start a new company, or rather different, but strong minds together to start a new company.

Step Three: Get funded

Crowd funding has become very popular in the last 3 years.  Now there are so many of them to select from it becomes a question of how do you pick.  Everyone has heard of Kickstarter but do you know about sportyfunder or appbackr.  That’s what I thought!  You will need the right platform for your project.   This handy chart below will help you figure out what crowdfunding site is the best fit for you. :)

Cool Amazing chart of crowd funding awesomeness here.

Step Four: Buy island with your millions of dollars…

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After you have the most successful crowd funding campaign in the history of the universe your going to want to take some time off.  What better way than on your own private island.  With Private Islands Online you be able to get your self that little piece of heaven so you can get back to the thing you like the best, making stuff. By the way, don’t forget to fly all the awesome friends from the makerspace to join you for a vacation of making.