[Finance] Startup Costs
grant.henninger at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 22:22:42 CEST 2010
We're looking at opening our hackerspace in Anaheim, California, USA. There
are three of us actively planning this out and another half-dozen or so that
are interested in participating.
My current list of start-up costs is:
- MakerBot CNC $ 1,250.00
- NextEngine 3D Scanner $ 3,000.00
- CNC Milling Machine $ 5,495.00
- Computers (x6) $ 3,000.00
- Server $ 1,000.00
- Furniture* $ 1,000.00
- Initial Inventory* $ 1,000.00
- Deposits with utilities* $ 1,000.00
- Business License and Permits* $ 500.00
- Rental Security Deposit* $ 3,000.00
Anything with a * is a guesstimate. All totaled, this put us right above
$20,000. Nearly half of that is machinery. Also, we should be able to cut
down on the computer costs by finding used computers, but for now I want a
fairly conservative budget.
Another question I have, although it's related to operations and not
start-up costs, is how much plastic a typical hackerspace goes through for a
Thanks for your guy's help.
On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:15 PM, SkyDog <skydog at hackerconsortium.com>wrote:
> Wow. That is a good question. I do think that it depends on where you have
> it, what the rent is like, what you have to do to the building, etc.
> We had to rebuild the interior of our space, and when we got there, there
> was no power, no water, etc. Took a bit of work to get it functional, but we
> did it in short order. If you're going to do it based on membership dues,
> realize it might take a while. If you are like us, a few of us just footed
> the majority of the cost to get it up and running.
> Give us some more information on your space, and let's see what we all come
> up with..
> On 10/25/2010 2:05 PM, Grant Henninger wrote:
> Hello all,
> It doesn't look like this email list has been too active, but I thought I
> would see if there is anybody out there that could give me a hand.
> A few friends and I are looking at starting up our own hackerspace. We've
> tried to think through what we'll need to buy in order to get our place up
> and running, but I'm sure we're leaving things out. For those of you who
> have been through this process before, what were your startup costs?
> Grant Henninger
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