Editor’s Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter’s garbage bin. Two years later, he’s an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement’s greatest success stories.
The maker movement is in full effect. Step 1 was the hackerspaces of the 2000s. Step 2 is the DIY democracy at places like TechShop.
The past decade has seen a 93% drop in IPOs for sub-$50 million companies, says Mark Hatch of TechShop, the membership-based tool-and-workshop indy manufacturing community.
A fundamental tenet of the modern maker movement is that everyone wants to build something. Especially the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.