The New Chicago Makers
The hobbyist has turned entrepreneur. While the Maker Movement was comprised of a hacking, tinkering “tech-influenced DIY community,” the next wave of makers is interested in creating physical products and startups that can scale. In Chicago, where the infrastructure for this new type of founder is growing, these hybrid maker-entrepreneurs are more likely to be connected to the tech and startup community, seek funding and community on crowdfunding sites, and create products that blur the lines between art, engineering and design. Read more.