Maker Boot Camp
We are Wavemaker Stoke, a community makerspace in North Staffordshire, where people come together with professionals to make, play, think, learn and grow. We provide access to equipment such as 3D printers and host classes, talks and meet-ups to inspire, teach and connect people.
Our Maker Boot Camp aims to inspire young people aged 16-30 from disadvantaged and NEET (not in education, employment or training) backgrounds to turn their interest and talent for making into a start-up business. Thanks to this funding, it will provide tutoring in practical making skills, as well as entrepreneurial skills.
The funding will also allow us to take our mobile makerspace on outreach visits, purchase materials and equipment, cover staff costs and engage the services of creative mentors and expert business coaches. In total, we expect to inspire 240 young people and to support 30 participants to start their own maker businesses.