Category Archives: Makers

Meet the Maker Support: FSBDC at Hillsborough County

We’re really excited about all the great resource groups for Makers joining us this year.  One of our favorites is the wonderful but often underutilized Florida Small Business Development Center at Hillsborough County (FSBDC) .  Carol Johns, Director of the Hillsborough … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: MakerVenture

A new exhibitor this year,  MakerVenture , is working to bridge ideas, and spaces to develop them, with the resources people need to be successful. Cofounders  Matthew Mason and Brandom Mead told us a bit more about Maker Venture and what … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon 2016 Program Now Online!

Our 2016 Gulf Coast MakerCon event program is now available for your browsing – and downloading – pleasure! See the event layout, and check out our great list of exhibitors by booth number in the program or in this separate … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Rocket Burns

Here at Gulf Coast MakerCon, we get excited about all of our makers… but we really get fired up about our amazing youth makers!! It is our pleasure to introduce you to a wonderful, intelligent and inspiring young man, Rocket … Continue reading

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Meet the Makers: Upcycled Studio

Ken and Diana Swallow are a husband and wife creative team who combine their artistic talents in Upcycled Studio.  We first met them in 2013, when they came out to our then Mini Maker Faire, in Pasco.  We’ve grown a lot since then, … Continue reading

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Meet the Resource Maker: Makerspaces.com

Some of our Makers make things: art, gadgets, crafts, mechanical devices, crafts, inventions – and others Make opportunities and resources available, like this year’s exhibitor, Makerspaces.com.  Chances are, if you’re online and active in the Maker community, you’ve come across … Continue reading

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