Editor’s Pick Today, one major provision of the JOBS Act went into effect: The end of the ban on general solicitation. One company, TechShop, shows how that could make a major, positive economic difference.
Editor’s Pick The ban on general solicitation has been lifted. Startups can now publicly announce that they are fundraising, but how many of them want to?
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.
A fundamental tenet of the modern maker movement is that everyone wants to build something. Especially the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.