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Invest in TechShop

TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and prototyping studio that provides makers of all ages and skill levels affordable, open access to a wide range of tools, equipment, resources, and workspace.

Since 2006, TechShop has opened nine locations across the U.S, from San Francisco to Detroit to Austin to Washington DC. TechShop has provided its members with the tools and support they need to launch dozens of companies and create thousands of new jobs in the process. Just ask successful businesses like Square and DODOcase, which created their prototypes right at TechShop!

When a new TechShop opens, the impact on the community is immeasurable. TechShop brings together and cultivates a highly creative, collaborative group of makers, tinkerers, students, academics, and entrepreneurs, who share ideas, learn new skills, and create new products, businesses and jobs.

TechShop partners with universities, community colleges, corporations, nonprofits and companies big and small. Together, we democratize access to the tools of invention in local communities, providing the resources that real people need to turn their big ideas into real successes. As an investor, you become an integral part of this process, as your funds directly impact TechShop's ability to reach, equip, and empower as many makers around the globe as possible.

Why Did I Invest In TechShop?
"I've always wanted to work with shop tools, but when I was a teenager, girls didn't do that sort of thing. Then at age 70, I found TechShop, and now I am fulfilling this life-long need. I invested in TechShop because it satisfies the Maker passion of all genders and ages, regardless of skill level."
Jill Knuth
Lender, TechShop Mid-Peninsula
"From the first day I walked into TechShop in 2006, I knew they were onto something, and I was eager to get involved in any way I could. TechShop empowers Makers with the resources, information, and community network they need to succeed and grow. I've developed skills and interests I didn't know I had! Being able to invest in TechShop and support this cause was a no-brainer."
Jennifer Tong
Lender, TechShop San Jose
"I invested in TechShop because I believe in the founders' vision to democratize the Maker and technology movement for anyone with a desire to learn. For me, taking classes and building things at TechShop brings back the joy I had in my 7th grade industrial arts class."
Gregory Miller
Investor, TechShop, Inc.
"We invested in TechShop because we immediately saw its value to small businesses like ours. Access to TechShop equipment and resources has helped revolutionize our manufacturing process. Our product lines have more than doubled, and we are far better able to respond to our customers' demands for customized products."
Bob & Nani Lavin
Lenders, TechShop Mid-Peninsula
"When the new San Francisco location was first announced, I was very excited to be getting a TechShop in my city. Investing was an easy decision, because with every visit to TechShop, I could actually experience my investment in action, which is both fulfilling and inspiring. I love knowing that I helped launch a shop that serves as an anchor in the SF Maker culture and is also enabling many people to pursue their dreams."
Perry Tancredi
Lender, TechShop San Francisco
Investment Opportunity Webinars
Join us at an upcoming webinar to learn how YOU can become a TechShop investor and support the future of innovation. The TechShop Investment Webinar is usually hosted by Founder and Chairman Jim Newton, CFO Mike Hilberman, and Director of Investments Elizabeth Bobek Bauer. Q&A will follow.
The Next Webinar Will Be On:
Wed Oct 12 2016
1:00 AM PDT
RSVP HERE
There are 2 Ways You Can Invest:
1. Purchase TechShop, Inc. Series B preferred stock
We are currently providing a 10% discount, meaning a stock price of $2.286/share.
2. Make a Loan to TechShop, Inc. or a Specific TechShop Location (listed below)
The promissory note terms are 8% annual interest over 10 years. Payments are comprised of interest only for the first 5 years, and principal + interest for the following 5 years.

Stores that may receive individual loans are:

TechShop San Jose
TechShop San Francisco
TechShop Mid-Peninsula
TechShop St. Louis

As a "Thank you!" gift, the investor receives a free VIP TechShop Lifetime Membership which also covers spouse/domestic partner (living at the same address) and children under 21.

Each offering requires a minimum investment of $25,000 and requires investors to be accredited, as defined by the SEC. All offerings are set to close on December 31, 2016.