By the numbers
Since opening, this 7-story, 50,000 square foot facility has exploded in popularity and now receives over 6,000 visits a month. Startup companies at think[box] and associated campus entities have raised over $12 million and include ventures in medical devices, green energy, consumer electronics, robotics, and more.
My role in all of this
As a co-founder of think[box], I have been invited to speak on makerspaces at NASA, the National Science Foundation, MakerCon, and the 2017 Inaugural Lecture at the University of Guatemala.
As a consultant, I have helped Intel and other companies build makerspaces around the world.
I was also fortunate to be invited by MIT to become a founding member of the Higher Education Makerspace Initiative – along with members from Stanford, Yale, CMU, Olin, and other notable institutions.
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Thanks to the staff, faculty, and student workers at Sears think[box] along with our incredible donors and university leaders, without whom this entrepreneurial ecosystem would never have left the drawing board.