[hackerspaces] Acquiring Insurance

Tim Saylor tim.saylor at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 03:26:51 CEST 2011

Go to a local office in person and explain what you do.  Use the words
"community", "education", and "non-profit" (if you are).  Also I think
you should be up front about the term "hackerspace" and educate them
on it because they're going to find out anyway.  In person you'll have
a better chance to explain it away.  Show them your liability waivers
and your plans for safety training for the equipment you have and will

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:07 PM, Danyelle Davis
<ddavis at codetemptress.net> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am looking for insurance for a hackerspace but it seems we keep running
> into issues. The insurance companies ask so many questions and if you answer
> wrong they deny your request.  Apparently some insurance company googled our
> space and denied us because we affiliate with hackers.  So I am wondering
> how did you get insurance?  Will we have to change our name to get
> insurance?  We are located in Virginia.  We don't have any heavy equipment
> yet ( lazer cutters etc..)  The only thing we have is a few soldering irons.
> Any assistance would be great!
> LN
> _______________________________________________
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

More information about the Discuss mailing list