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Being a maker, and being around other makers is incredibly fulfilling. That creativity, desire to help others, unconventional problem solving, and overall positive energy is something that drives me. For more than a year now, I’ve been regularly visiting The MakerHive. It’s a great group of people who all love 3D printing, laser cutting, designing circuitry, programming robots, and anything else that you can imagine. Better yet, we all believe in the open source philosophy and are there to help each other. What an amazing group to be a part of!


That’s also why I’m so excited about Startup Weekend Maker Michiana. We live in a community of creative people who haven’t realized how much of a difference they can make. By simply pitching an idea and working with a team to develop and mature that idea for a weekend, we will make incredible things. People with ideas will become makers, people who already identify as makers will help people that they wouldn’t otherwise have known, and together we’ll solve real problems and truly better everyone.
Do you have a need or idea to pitch at Startup Weekend Maker Michiana? Would you like to learn more about 3D printing and some of the other disruptive technologies that are taking the world by storm? Do you have creative and artistic skills that would help others realize their true potential? Please join us on November 14-16 to MAKE those dreams a reality!

Jim Spencer


Startup Weekend Organizer

Senior MakerHive Member


Rachel Smucker