Markets in Everything: Tech Shop Memberships
"TechShop is a membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a community of creative and supportive people so they can build the things they have always wanted to make. You can think of TechShop like a fitness club, but with tools and equipment instead of exercise equipment. It is sort of like a Kinko's for makers, or a Xerox PARC for the rest of us."
TechShop was featured this morning on CNBC as part of its "Manufacturing's New Future" series (see video above), as a company that helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams. One entrepreneur says "It's like belonging to a gym, but you get access to $10 million worth of equipment." One term used about TechShop is that facilitates the "democratization of tools."