127: What are the Benefits of Makerspaces as a Product Business?

127: Benefits of Makerspaces to Product Startups

June 1, 2022

With Tom Pupo, Founder of Moonlighter Miami

127: Benefits of Makerspaces to Product Startups

Tom Pupo is the founder and head of Moonlighter Fab Lab Miami, which Mako Design just partnered with on a new 8,000-square-foot hardware maker space right down Miami Beach. Tom has a Master’s Degree in Architecture and has been running maker spaces for many years. Today, Tom is going to share some valuable knowledge for inventors, startups, and small manufacturers on what a makerspace is, what makes one great, and how hardware startups can benefit from them in many ways beyond just space and machinery.

Today you will hear us talk about:

  • What does a hardware makerspace do?
  • What makes a space great?
  • What are the benefits of makerspaces?
  • Space, tools, people!
  • Design, prototype, test, get feedback, and redo.
  • Co-working, fabrication lab, and STEAM learning centre.
  • Learning design thinking in the design process is key!
  • A makerspace is such a pure experience to get to learn about the product development journey.


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Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.