When you are an Ottawa-based game designer, how do you stick out from the crowd? How does a little Canadian outfit reach and impress hundreds and thousands of customers in just a few days?Read More
Over the years, we’ve accomplished a lot.
We’ve hosted countless events, markets, concerts, and the occasional rave or two. We’ve watched as City Centre has grown in to a hub of cool businesses. Look no further than our neighbours at the brewery and bakery downstairs establishing themselves as landmark spots in the city.
And on the other side of town, a little company called Shopify has become a big part of Ottawa’s identify. Their explosive growth is deeper than just a fast-paced tech startup. It’s an undercurrent in our culture. It’s part of the shift towards entrepreneurship, creativity, and passion.
Our tenants have done a lot, too. We’ve established ourselves as the go-to space for getting an idea up and running. Ottawa Tool Library opened their doors and has become a staple in the how-to community. CNC Ottawa has grown to support a full staff, and has become a go-to partner for government projects and installations. Dozens of other businesses have gotten to work in our space over the past five years, and for a lot of them, their story is still being written.
But how does that story start?
It’s tough getting going as an entrepreneur. As a maker. As an artist. As a creative. To put it all on the line because it’s something you believe in. To make something for yourself and to grow an idea in to something real. To risk everything — because you know you have to try or you’ll explode.
Whatever your dreams, ideas, or projects, Makerspace North is the spot for you. We are re-opening our doors and re-imagining our space to fit with what you need. If you are just starting out and trying to make it work, we’re here for you. If you have been around for a while but are looking to grow, we’re here for you. If you read this and you are thinking, “hey, I just want to make some cool shit,” we’re here for you, too.
Sound cool? Consider this an open invite to come say hello.
On July 17, from 6:30-8:30, we are hosting an open doors event to showcase what we are all about. Come stop by and say hi. Learn about some cool new tools, projects, machines, and communities. Eat some barbecue and have a coffee. Celebrate.
If you can’t make it, come stop by when your schedule permits and we’d be happy to show you around.
Imagine this: you are selected to design something that will become a part of Canada’s biggest celebration ever. And then everything that could go wrong, does go wrong. Sound scary? Here’s that story.Read More
The Makerspace North spotlight is a place for stories. We’re all about what’s happening in the Ottawa entrepreneurial, creative, and maker communities. We hope to inspire with awesome projects, motivating biographies, big ideas, and more.
Growth is happening.
Over the years, Makerspace North has offered unique community workshops, coworking space, office space, and a whole bunch of other great programs. We’ve seen dozens of makers markets bring in tens of thousands of shoppers. We’ve tapped in to our inner dragon’s den and hosted small business pitch events. We’ve grown our offerings to support aspiring Ottawa business owners, from idea-stage to late-stage.
The Spotlight is about taking those stories and giving them room to breath. Hear from the people behind the ideas, events, and projects that move us.
Get involved and share your story.
Interested in sharing what drives you? Drop us a line and tell us about what you are up to. No idea is too big or small. If you are a part of the Makerspace North community already, then great! If not, we’d love to hear what you are up to.
Because, at heart, we’re a space for growing ideas in to something more.