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Connie J. Zheng
North of Nine Communications for TechShop
|TechShop DC-Arlington Location Opens in Crystal City Neighborhood|
|DIY makerspace to foster growth and innovation in the DC Area|
SAN JOSE, Calif.
, April 16, 2014 --
TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide, has opened its eighth facility today at 2110-B Crystal Drive in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA. The new shop serves Crystal City and the Washington, DC metro area and will activate makers across communities around our nation’s capital. TechShop DC-Arlington will celebrate its grand opening from 11AM-4PM on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
“Whether they’re veterans, active military, or students and entrepreneurs, new members will find that Crystal City is the ideal DC area location to access TechShop,” said Mark Hatch, co-founder and CEO of TechShop. “As we bring TechShop, the maker movement and the tools of innovation to the thriving technology ecosystem in our nation’s capital, we’ll be eager to see the inventions and small businesses that will spring from DC makers and potentially change the world.”
The birthplace of prototypes for Square, DODOcase and many other hardware innovations, TechShop will energize creative individuals and dedicated makers in the local community to build their dreams, whether they are personal projects or startups perfecting a first device. Makers can visit TechShop DC-Arlington seven days a week from 9AM to midnight. In addition, TechShop CEO Mark Hatch will be speaking about the Maker Movement at the USA Science & Engineering Festival at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 11:00AM to 12:00 noon. TechShop’s exhibit at the festival will be located at booth #5221 (Hall D).
World-Class Creative Workspace and Prototyping Studio
• More than $1 million worth of machines, tools and equipment
The new TechShop DC-Arlington is made possible by a continued partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation (VACI) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as well as GE and Vornado.
Skills Development Program for Veterans
Extending TechShop’s Reach
Individual makers and aspiring makers who would like to receive updates on TechShop in the DC area and learn more about founding memberships, institutional partnerships and upcoming job opportunities may direct their questions to email@example.com.About TechShop, Inc.
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in San Jose, Calif., with locations nationwide.
For information and course listings, visit www.techshop.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-TECHSHOP. You can follow TechShop on Twitter at "@TechShop." TechShop is also on Facebook as "TechShop Incorporated."
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