Innovation Prize Contestant Would Give Grants To Makerspaces
Just saw on Fabbaloo that one of the entrants in the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Young Entrepreneurs competition is proposing to give the entire $100,000 prize away in grants to makerspaces across Canada.
Typically located in rented quarters, these entities enable innovation by providing physical space and equipment that would otherwise not be available to first-time or established entrepreneurs. “These local initiatives are one of the best kept secrets in Canada,” says [Seccuris Inc. Chief Strategy Officer Michael Legary]. “By encouraging this kind of homegrown ingenuity, our proposal will create new opportunities for Canadian communities, and build a larger pool of innovators and entrepreneurs to draw on.”
MakerBot grew out of a hackerspace (NYC Resistor), as have many other companies in the US. If this is something you’d like to support, go lend a click at the contest page.
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