[KwartzLab] VeloCity Foundry: new Kitchener Makerspace
yomnanasser at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 15:44:10 EST 2013
"announced that he was going to create some sort of student makerspace
at the U of W" << did he make any progress on this?
On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 2:04 PM, doug moen <doug at moens.org> wrote:
> The VeloCity Foundry is a new makerspace opening in Kitchener next spring,
> with 20,000 sq ft, and all the tools. It will serve as a startup accelerator
> for hardware companies (think Thalmic Labs or Voltera). I heard it will be
> located at the old Manulife building near the Kitchener market.
> "VeloCity Foundry will be focused primarily on supporting entrepreneurial
> students from the University of Waterloo's mechatronics, nanotechnology,
> electrical, mechanical, chemical and other engineering programs who are
> developing physical products for commercialization with potential positive
> impacts on the manufacturing industry."
> "VeloCity Foundry will provide more than five new engineering startups with
> many aspects of VeloCity's current entrepreneurial programming, including
> workspace, seminars and mentorship, plus free access to machinery, tools,
> and prototyping equipment; and testing, wet lab and assembly space."
> Bud Walker from UW is leading the project. Some people may remember that Bud
> visited Kwartzlab Nov 2012, and announced that he was going to create some
> sort of student makerspace at the U of W.
> I've heard nothing yet to suggest if there will be public access to the
> tools at this new MakerSpace. If anyone has inside information, I'd love to
> hear more details.
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