How to use this kit
This is a collection of projects that you and your group can use to launch a collaborative space. These can take the form of makerspaces, hackerspaces, co-working, project collaboratives, creative spaces, open democracy, citizen science labs and more.
Each of the stages provides a detailed plan of action which you can follow with your co-founders.
We are also available to mentor and support you and your team through the entire process.
The stages of a space
- Discovery: Learning about the community, forming the founding team, determine feasibility, plan location and requirements
- Formation: Legal setup, process setup, invite community input, create physical environment, prepare environment for use
- Launch: Opening event, community invitations, broad-scale marketing, identify additional partners, recruit members
- Outreach: Link with community partners, involved educational partners, develop brand awareness, invite outsiders, grow population