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MakerspaceCT hosted a crowd of about 250 people in Hartford on Friday, May 5, 2017, for our first public fundraiser.

The packed house enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dinner from The Bee’s Knees Catering, live music by The Colbys, beer & liqueur tastings from Hanging Hills Brewing Co., Hog River Brewing Co. and Hartford Flavor Co.

We received a special message of support from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy for event attendees:

Here are some of the highlights from the event posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:

Happy to be supporting MakerspaceCT 🎉 Who will win a beach bag!?

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Got a rare treat to go up INTO “the dome” tonight…SO COOL! #hartford #coltbuilding #makerspaceCT

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We also debuted a new MakerspaceCT video “Make It Happen In Hartford” featuring Connecticut maker advocates Tom Rutledge, Melissa Thom and John Paul Vasselina. The video makes the case for establishing MakerspaceCT in Hartford as the new headquarters for education, innovation, entrepreneurship and workforce development for Connecticut:

Devra and Bryan recently paid a visit to the CTStartup Podcast. Listen to the interview below.

Description from their website:

The Maker Movement has grown into a billion-dollar industry that’s also helping regular Americans reconnect with their passion for DIY projects. Makerspaces are popping up all over the place, including here in Connecticut, but when complete, MakerspaceCT will be our state’s largest makerspace by far.

Makerspace CT is a young nonprofit based in Hartford. At 15,000 sq-ft, it will be Connecticut’s largest makerspace, and it will come equipped with all kinds of cool tools that have your hosts drooling. CNC machines, welders, 3D printers, and a lot, lot more.

We sit down with Bryan Patton and Devra Sisitsky, the husband-and-wife power couple behind this ambitious effort to bring manufacturing back to a this historic site.

MakerspaceCT on Nutmeg TV

MakerspaceCT founders Devra Sisitsky and Bryan Patton were interviewed by producer/host Linda Cavanaugh for two episodes of “Eye 2 Eye” on Nutmeg TV. The first interview focused on manufacturing and innovation in Connecticut and the second previewed the plans in store for MakerspaceCT.



Source: Linda D. Cavanaugh, Nutmeg TV

Eye 2 Eye copyright 2016 Linda D. Cavanaugh. All rights reserved. (11/9/2016)

The headquarters for the Maker Movement in Connecticut. Coming in 2018!

MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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