GE’s FirstBuild has signed on as title sponsor of the 2nd annual Louisville Mini Maker Faire!
“We believe that the Louisville Mini Maker Faire event has great potential to become the must- attend Maker Faire of the Midwest, and are excited to help achieve that goal,” said Natarajan Venkatakrishnan (“Venkat”) of GE’s FirstBuild.
FirstBuild is a “micro-factory,” GE’s version of a hacker space where students, techies and GE engineers collaborate on innovations related to the appliance industry. Since 2013, GE has been growing increasingly close to the tech and startup community in Louisville, looking for new ways to tackle production problems that big corporations find hard to solve.
Campbell Boyer, Louisville Mini Maker Faire organizer said, “We’re ecstatic to be associated with GE’s FirstBuild. It’s focus, mission and dedication to the local maker community is second to none. Having public support means a lot to the community and to the makers of our city.”
The Maker Faire will be held in conjunction with the 6th Annual Nulu Festival and kick off week of IdeaFestival®. The date of the event is Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the 800 & 900 blocks of East Market Street (between Shelby and Wenzel Streets). Last year’s Louisville’s Mini Maker Faire drew an estimated crowd of between 12,000 – 17,000, with over 85 makers participating.
The Louisville Mini Maker Faire is free and appropriate for all ages, but participation in some activities will require safety waivers, available at the event.