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Mission: to build opportunities for other people to learn, make and inspire

(and hack, break, fail & all the other components of innovation and creation)

Customers:

  • adult enthusiasts (aka hobbyists)
  • prototyping entrepreneurs
  • Students (of all ages) who want to learn new skills
  • community organizations

Purpose: Promote makers and making by sharing knowledge, space, equipment and talent

 

History:

2014
  • September – Incorporated as a non-stock, non-profit in VA, with an all volunteer staff
  • September – secured 501(c)3 operating basis through Fiscal Sponsorship with School Factory
  • October – held first annual Loudoun County Maker Fair, launched website, successfully funded our first Kickstarter campaign
  • November – First members joined
  • November & December: Hosted showing of “Maker, the Movie” in Sterling and Leesburg
2015
  • First half, 2015: planning, fund-raising, tool-gathering, building membership, negotiating lease
  • June 15th: Completed lease, begin space prep
  • Aug 1: Ribbon Cutting ceremony!
  • Makerspace now open!
    • Location: 71 Lawson Rd in Leesburg VA:
    • Member hours 24/7/365.  Non-members “drop-in” hours 6-9M on Tuesdays & Thursdays.