TechShop in the Media


TechShop will open a 20,000 square foot location in Brooklyn next year
October 6, 2016

After years in the works, it’s finally happening: TechShop is opening up a Brooklyn location ... This will be TechShop’s tenth location, and its first in New York.

TechShop opening in St. Louis a 'playground' for inventors, entrepreneurs
August 19, 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

The ninth TechShop facility in the country, opening this month in the Central West End’s Cortex technology district, is offering the public a sneak peek on Saturday afternoon.

President Obama visits TechShop Pittsburgh

President Obama speaking on the economy at TechShop Pittsburgh. Watch the full video here.

Mike Rowe meets up with TechShop CEO Mark Hatch and founder Jim Newton in San Francisco on "Somebody's Gotta Do It."

Here's How TechShop Is Manufacturing Startups And Entrepreneurs
July 30, 2015

You can make almost anything at a TechShop, a fast-growing chain of co-working spaces ... But what the shops really produce are entrepreneurs and economic impact.

TechShop gives the Maker Movement a big boost
June 19, 2015

By creating and certifying mini versions of itself through its Makerspace Academy, TechShop hopes to help midwife thousands of small businesses (some of which will become large businesses).

With TechShop, the maker movement begins its rise in Washington
March 6, 2014
The Washington Post

If making things is going to become big business again in Washington, ground zero may be a shop class playground for adults that will open in Crystal City this month ... This is the eighth outpost nationally of TechShop ...


High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big
April 30, 2014
NPR All Things Considered

Mark Hatch, CEO of a chain of maker spaces called TechShop, says the old model meant that an entrepreneur had to spend $100,000 or more to produce a prototype for a new product. Now it's a fraction of that.

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3-D Printing, Now Mainstay of Maker Movement, Helps Entrepreneurs Innovate
June 16, 2016
U.S. News & World Report

Within TechShop ... Hatch identifies five basic groups – hobbyists, entrepreneurs, artists, tinkerers and students – but he says the entrepreneurs are the ones who take advantage of 3-D printing the most due to the quick turnaround time for prototype development.

25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream
March 18, 2014
Popular Mechanics

#16. Mark Hatch & Jim Newton, TechShop: If you want to see inventors launching companies alongside hobbyists building birthday gifts, step inside one of the eight TechShops that Hatch and Newton have opened so far. 


Will Makerspaces Jumpstart a New Industrial Revolution?
August 26, 2015

The bottom line is that makerspaces like TechShop have become a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. We are just getting started, and the impact will be enormous.

What to Know About the Maker Movement and Why You Should Care
June 20, 2014

Taking TechShop as an example, COO Dan Woods cites that the total valuation of products that have been launched out of TechShop facilities is estimated at $10 billion ... For Woods, the combination of the tools, resources, and – most importantly – connections found at maker spaces is what will enable further innovation.

How One Man Went From Being Homeless To Owning A Small Business
February 27, 2014
Huffington Post

After a week in the homeless shelter, Roth found a flier for TechShop ... two years later, Roth lives in an apartment with his family, owns his own successful business and helps his city's mayor tackle San Francisco's monstrous homelessness epidemic.

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