Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Meet the Maker: FreeFab 3D

FreeFab 3D makes 3D printers, but more than that, FreeFab 3D helps build the Maker community in St. Petersburg and in Tampa Bay.   Run by Mo Eppley, of Mity Mo Creative, which is a Gulf Coast MakerCon event partner, … Continue reading

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Chuck Stephens: Making as an Economy of Ideas

Chuck Stephens is a local Maker of Art, Instruments, Music and Gadgets, who also works with Eureka! Factory, which produces Gulf Coast MakerCon.  He was one of our featured Makers back in March and is back with a guest post with some thoughtful considerations about … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon Welcomes National Academy of Inventors

We’re grateful for the support of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) , this year, sponsoring Gulf Coast MakerCon in collaboration with USF Connect and the Florida High Tech Corridor. The National Academy of Inventors  is a non-profit membership organization … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Tobusto, LLC

We’ve got some great new exhibitors joining us at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 this year, among them Tobusto, LLC, run by twins Renae and Rhonda Mintz, both of whom carry degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Information Systems.  They shared a … Continue reading

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Meet the Re-Maker: Tony Selvaggio, of Scrap On Spot

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel A. Barker One of our neatest – literally – new partnerships this year is with Tony Selvaggio and his e-waste … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is Making it BIG!

Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 is more than twice as big as our 2014 event, featuring  more than 75 Maker groups representing a wide diversity of interests, skills, hobbies, trades and professions ranging from textile and other heritage crafters, to amateur radio, inventors and … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Toni Gilliard, of Eighty5 Apparel

It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the first “makers” were handcrafters, people who took – and still take! – raw materials and turned them into tools, shelter,  clothing, and decorative items.  Crocheting is one of those handcrafts … Continue reading

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