TechShop in the Media


How Ford Turned Thousands of Employees into Inventors
December 14, 2016
The Washington Post

Employees with promising ideas are gifted a three-month membership to TechShop, a maker space with computers and other equipment that can be used to turn ideas into prototypes.

Ford leads auto industry in patents for 1st time in 2016
December 9, 2016

Through December, the company said more than 5,500 of its employees have submitted invention patents with 2,200 of them being first timers...Ford points to TechShop Detroit as one of the driving factors behind this innovation.
President Obama visits TechShop Pittsburgh

President Obama speaking on the economy at TechShop Pittsburgh.

TechShop will open a 20,000 square foot location in Brooklyn next year
October 6, 2016

After years in the works, it’s finally happening: TechShop is opening up a Brooklyn location ... This will be TechShop’s tenth location, and its first in New York.

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3-D Printing, Now Mainstay of Maker Movement, Helps Entrepreneurs Innovate
June 16, 2016
U.S. News & World Report

Within TechShop ... Hatch identifies five basic groups – hobbyists, entrepreneurs, artists, tinkerers and students – but he says the entrepreneurs are the ones who take advantage of 3-D printing the most due to the quick turnaround time for prototype development.

Will Makerspaces Jumpstart a New Industrial Revolution?
August 26, 2015

The bottom line is that makerspaces like TechShop have become a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. We are just getting started, and the impact will be enormous.

Step inside an inventor's playground
October 9, 2015

Mike Rowe meets up with TechShop CEO Mark Hatch and founder Jim Newton in San Francisco on "Somebody's Gotta Do It."

Here's How TechShop Is Manufacturing Startups And Entrepreneurs
July 30, 2015

You can make almost anything at a TechShop, a fast-growing chain of co-working spaces ... But what the shops really produce are entrepreneurs and economic impact.

TechShop gives the Maker Movement a big boost
June 19, 2015

By creating and certifying mini versions of itself through its Makerspace Academy, TechShop hopes to help midwife thousands of small businesses (some of which will become large businesses).

What to Know About the Maker Movement and Why You Should Care
June 20, 2014

Taking TechShop as an example, COO Dan Woods cites that the total valuation of products that have been launched out of TechShop facilities is estimated at $10 billion ... For Woods, the combination of the tools, resources, and – most importantly – connections found at maker spaces is what will enable further innovation.

High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big
April 30, 2014
NPR All Things Considered

Mark Hatch, CEO of a chain of maker spaces called TechShop, says the old model meant that an entrepreneur had to spend $100,000 or more to produce a prototype for a new product. Now it's a fraction of that.

How One Man Went From Being Homeless To Owning A Small Business
February 27, 2014
Huffington Post

After a week in the homeless shelter, Roth found a flier for TechShop ... two years later, Roth lives in an apartment with his family, owns his own successful business and helps his city's mayor tackle San Francisco's monstrous homelessness epidemic.