AMPLIFYING THE EFFORTS OF MAKERS
The Maker Effect Foundation exists to activate and amplify the efforts of makers as they learn, build and work together in their communities. Their efforts include research, publication, community organization, event production, and startup advisement. The foundation’s community organization and startup efforts are focused on Central Florida, however their research and publication efforts are not limited in scope. The Maker Effect Foundation is a Florida non-profit corporation currently seeking 501(c)(3) status.
Throughout the world, individuals calling themselves “makers” learn together, educate others, and openly share their innovative ideas so that others can build on their innovations. These actions are leading to rapid improvements in tools such as 3D printers, the design of new products across all categories, and the creation of businesses and jobs. Today’s makers are providing the knowledge, skills, and tools to anyone willing to take ownership of their own future – democratizing innovation in the way that the invention of the printing press, the rise of personal computing, and the proliferation of the internet did in previous innovation cycles
How They Can Help:
- Conducts and publishes research on the impact of makers on their communities, schools, and companies – you can participate.
- Maker Personality & Skills Assessment available at no charge for participation – useful self-learning tool.
- On-going learning events and resource creation for makers.