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|TechShop St. Louis Celebrates Grand Opening in Cortex Innovation Community|
|New DIY makerspace to empower and enable innovation in St. Louis area|
ST. LOUIS, Mo., and SAN JOSE, Calif.
, October 19, 2016 --
TechShop, Inc., the world’s first and largest network of open access, do-it-yourself workshops and fabrication studios, will celebrate the official grand opening of its St. Louis location in the Cortex Innovation Community on Saturday, October 22nd.
Kicking off the celebration in true maker style, TechShop CEO Dan Woods, Cortex President and CEO Dennis Lower, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will cut a special steel ribbon with a plasma torch at 2:00PM. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, TechShop will host immersive facility tours, equipment demos, and hands-on activities. Several TechShop St. Louis members will be joining the Saturday event, including local businesses and entrepreneurs.
"We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of TechShop St. Louis, our ninth U.S. location," said Dan Woods. "St. Louis is a community steeped in exploration, manufacturing, science, medicine, education, and the arts. We are proud to partner with Cortex to help St. Louis grow as a center for innovation in the region for years to come."
"Home to one of the largest tech hubs in the Midwest, St. Louis' Cortex District is the perfect location for TechShop to expand and create jobs," said Governor Nixon. "With the opening of this makerspace, students, small business owners, and those wanting to turn their dreams into tangible products can access virtually any tool or piece of equipment to start building the products of the future from right here in Missouri."
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Empower the St. Louis Community
"When we hear of a great project, we get involved," said Tim McFadden, shareholder and attorney lead in the Startup Ventures practice at Polsinelli in St. Louis. "As a longtime, continuous supporter of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Polsinelli was contacted by TechShop early as a founding sponsor. We saw the opportunity that TechShop could bring to the community and potentially to Polsinelli clients, a few of which are already utilizing TechShop's vast resources to develop and refine their products."
Mayor Francis Slay had this to say: "If you have ever had an idea that rivals the Spork, Square, Post-it or paperclip, St. Louis's new makerspace can bring your vision to life. Entrepreneurs, students, and stay-at-home parents alike can find the tools and molds they need to dream a little bigger. Getting TechShop in our city speaks to the innovation found in St. Louis. We know that new ideas breed new businesses, and we're excited to see who makes what next."
About Cortex Innovation Community
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio that provides access to a vibrant community of creative makers and millions of dollars' worth of facilities, equipment, tools and software in each location. Based in San Jose, Calif., with locations globally, TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and training for people of all ages and skill levels to build whatever they can dream.For information on memberships and course listings, visit www.techshop.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-TECHSHOP. You can follow TechShop on Twitter at @TechShop and on Facebook as TechShop Incorporated.
TechShop currently offers a number of investment opportunities. For more information, or to RSVP for one of our upcoming live webinars, visit invest.techshop.com.
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