Welcome to the new site for MakeHartford!
What is MakeHartford? - It’s Like TechStars, but in Hartford.
MakeHartford is Hartford’s first and only community of artists, technologists, and entrepreneurs for hands-on innovation. Partnering with community and educational institutions of various levels allows us to facilitate on the job, collaborative, project based learning and mentoring. We aim to open a facility in the Hartford where the only thing that limits what you can build is your imagination. Classes for safe use will be offered to both young and old as we prepare the next generation of Connecticut artisans, manufactures, and innovators.
We are located at 30 Arbor Street in Basement units 6(electrical +IT) and 7 (shop). Members can be allowed 24/7 use of facilities and equipment including advanced fabrications equipment such as 3d printers, scanners, lasers, and cnc circuit board design, a full wood and metal shop. Classes will be offered in soldering, electronics, programming, and of course equipment safety.
And we’re also a place for people to do artistic, hobby, and handy crafts like Pottery, Wood Turning, Basket and Wicker Weaving, Engraving and Etching, Relief Sculpture, Metallurgy, Model Painting…
We cant wait to see what you do with this place!
While you’re away you may stow your belongings in a secure locker, and you may opt to join our village of rentable workstations.
Who should consider joining?
Inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, roboticists, rocket Scientists, software and hardware enthusiasts, programmers, ham radio operators, machinists, architects, botanists, electricians, alchemists, steampunkers, treckies, or anyone with a technical mind. This is a place to come together and work collaboratively.