[hackerspaces] Establishing hackerspace and getting people actively involved

Sara Gould sajego at alum.rit.edu
Mon May 10 15:25:29 CEST 2010

I'm wondering if anyone else has used a model of starting a
hackerspace as a business (successfully or not).  Some of you have
said, essentially, "if you build it they will come".  So it almost
makes sense to take your savings and bootstrap to rent a space and get
some stuff in there to attract members. Then charge the membership fee
that's needed to cover the space expenses and your personal expenses.
I don't think you'd get rich, and when the space takes off justifying
it as for-profit might be tricky, but it's a way to get started maybe
it's not risky as it sounds, especially if you can get a flexible

Just my 2 cents... been thinking on these lines since November so I'd
be curious what anyone else has to say.


On Mon, May 10, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Tim Krabec <tkrabec at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'd like to say don't get discouraged.  I've been working on Hak-it for a
> long time (1st post on the website was July 17, 2008 ).  Since then I've
> been trying to gather some support get community members interested, etc.

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