TechShop in the Press

East Valley Tribune
10/07/17 (Blog)
TechShop, Chandler’s hidden gem, marks 4th anniversary

TechShop, in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center, celebrates its fourth anniversary next month, and even though it has 17,000 square feet stocked with millions of dollars’ worth of advanced machines and specialized tools, it is little-known...
10/05/17 (Blog)
How a Chandler tech shop and engineer lab help adults with autism thrive

TechShop's tools, including the laser cutter Sorrells used to make the gift for his mom, have been pivotal to the program.

05/19/17 (Blog)
Crystal City’s TechShop Is a “Village of Nerds” You’ll Want to Join

The first thing you notice when you walk into TechShop is the buzz of the machines. There’s 3D printers, laser cutters, table saws, and something called a waterjet that can cut through 5 inches of steel. 

Washington Business Journal
05/01/17 (Blog)
We spent a day at TechShop. Here’s what we found.

For this week’s cover story, I spent a day at TechShop in Arlington, a massive maker space in the heart of the Crystal City Shops.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/22/17 (Web)
Fashion meets technology in Material Worlds show at Ace Hotel

A committee selected the winners, who received a paid stipend and access to TechShop in East Liberty’s Bakery Square to help turn their ideas into something wearable in just a few weeks.

03/01/17 (Blog)
Cortex Shifts Cortex’s Evolution from a Life Science District to a Magnet for St. Louis Innovators: A Feature Series

One year after the opening of IKEA, TechShop opened in summer of 2016 as another national feather in Cortex’s cap, offering a world-class makerspace not just for the St. Louis startup community, but for the region’s makers, craftspeople and students as well.

HEC-TV Scope
02/27/17 (Video)
TechShop Sparks Innovation, Creativity in St. Louis
A visit to Techshop, a new maker's space in the Cortex Innovation District. The story includes information about programs for students and monthly open houses for the general public.

02/24/17 (Blog)
High School Entrepreneurs Awarded TechShop Memberships

TechShop is welcoming two new student members into its ranks: Logan WIlliams and Hayden Crandall have each been awarded three-month memberships to TechShop thanks to a donation from Laser Light Technologies...

St. Louis Magazine
02/16/17 (Web)
The joy of making at TechShop

TechShop celebrates failure, learning (with classes for kids and adults), community (artists, engineers, hobbyists, and patent-seekers share ideas), and dreams.

PR Web
01/31/17 (Web)
Study Reveals 5 Trends will Shape Future of Retail Industry

One no longer has to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in a factory to produce a unique item. Instead you can rent access to the tools you need. For a low monthly fee, small inventors can get access to TechShop, a national member-based chain of community workshops filled with industrial-grade machines, to produce small batches of what they need.

The Current
01/22/17 (Blog)
TechShop Welcomes UMSL Students and Faculty

This spring, TechShop, a community studio that focuses on cutting-edge workshop technology and equipment, is welcoming University of Missouri-St. Louis students and faculty for a second semester.

01/06/17 (Blog)
Prototype empowers women with feminist makerspace

Prototype also plans to offer more resources to members by working with other area maker spaces like TechShop. “We’re meant to be a collaboration between different maker spaces doing this kind of work,” says Oldynski. “We’re not trying to compete. We’re trying to create our own pocket of individuals who feel passionate about feminism, social justice, equity and technology.”

Brookings Institution
01/04/17 (Blog)
Five ways the Maker Movement can help catalyze a manufacturing renaissance

A designer works on a restaurant sign at TechShop in the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, California.

12/29/16 (Blog)
2 Months In, A Look at St. Louis’ TechShop Makers

TechShop is unique in that it is situated on Cortex’s campus and interconnected with an existing national network of TechShops....TechShop now has 500+ members; we decided to check in and see what they’ve been up to.

Rapid Growth Media
12/22/16 (Blog)
Gateway to creation: GR's Maker Movement gives space & tools to bring inventors' ideas to life

With decades-old models like the Geek Group, younger groups like GR Makers and future companies like TechShop creating their own unique makerspaces throughout the city, G[rand] R[apids] is proving fertile ground for these independent inventors.

The Washington Post
12/14/16 (Web)
How Ford Turned Thousands of Employees into Inventors

Employees with promising ideas are gifted a three-month membership to TechShop, a maker space with computers and other equipment that can be used to turn ideas into prototypes.

12/09/16 (Blog)
Ford leads auto industry in patents for 1st time in 2016

Through December, the company said more than 5,500 of its employees have submitted invention patents with 2,200 of them being first timers...Ford points to the TechShop Detroit as one of the driving factors behind this innovation.

Comcast Newsmakers
11/28/16 (Video)
TechShop Pittsburgh

Host Sheila Hyland talks with guests Parisa Torkamani and Erin Oldynski from TechShop Pittsburgh about the group and STEAM Program Scholarships.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
11/18/16 (Blog)
'Makers' use TechShop to build their businesses

The August opening of TechShop, a membership workshop in the Central West End, has propelled both Carroll and Caesar into the vanguard of the so-called maker movement in St. Louis.

Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily
11/11/16 (Blog)
City gives California company $2.8M to move to Brooklyn Army Terminal, hoping it will make jobs
EDG Gives TechShop $3 Million to Move to Brooklyn with the Hopes It Will Boost Manufacturing Jobs

Crain's Detroit Business
10/30/16 (Blog)
Maker, co-working spaces offer small businesses a place to incubate

Maker and co-working space tends to be in the city center, but TechShop Detroit and a few others are exceptions. In fact, this shop in Allen Park is a maker's dream.

Crain's Detroit Business
10/30/16 (Blog)
Guide to local co-working and maker spaces

TechShop Detroit: Membership-based workshop and prototyping studio providing access to tools, equipment, design software, fabrication/prototyping space and skill-based instruction, 800 Republic Dr., Allen Park, $150 a month

Free Coffee With Alex
10/27/16 (Blog)
An Inside Look at TechShop St. Louis

After learning that I had yet to take a tour, Mike Hill, the General Manager of the St. Louis TechShop location, convinced me talking about the space over coffee just wouldn’t do it justice, and told me that I should see it for myself. He was absolutely right.

Automation Alley
10/27/16 (Video)
Automation Alley's 2016 Outstanding Educational Initiative Award Nominee: TechShop Detroit

TechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. A playground for creativity, TechShop offers open-access, DIY workshop and fabrication space to entrepreneurs, artists, makers, teachers and students.

10/26/16 (Blog)
This Makerspace Invites Makers of all Mediums – An Interview with TechShop Regional Director

TechShop is a fabrication prototyping studio / industrial strength for-profit makerspace featuring a full wood shop, full metal shop, welding lab, electronics bay, textiles studio, 3D printers and laser cutters. Now in their tenth year, TechShop has grown from their first location in the Bay Area to locations around the US and international locations in Japan, France, and Abu Dhabi.

10/19/16 (Blog)
This 22,000-Square-Foot Makerspace Is An Inventor's Paradise

If you want to run a fabrication business, invent a new product, or make some large-scale art, the TechShop chain of maker spaces is quickly becoming a go-to place to do so.

The American Genius
10/10/16 (Blog)
Our ultimate guide to maker spaces in #Austin

TechShop [Austin-]Round Rock: TechShop happens to host a range of maker spaces across the country, so you can trust that the tools and events here will be top-notch.

10/06/16 (Blog)
TechShop will open a 20,000 square foot location in Brooklyn next year

After years in the works, it’s finally happening: TechShop is opening up a Brooklyn location ... This will be TechShop’s tenth location, and its first in New York.

Yahoo Finance
09/30/16 (Web) Solidifies Digi-Key's Maker to Market Offerings at World Maker Faire New York

Digi-Key will also be announcing a partnership with TechShop where certain projects from the website will be turned into an educational course that will be offered at TechShops across the country. The program called "tryIt@TechShop" is a great opportunity...

09/19/16 (Blog)
TechShop Makes Adam Weep Happy Tears

TechShop first popped up in SF circa 2011. Think gym membership, but sub a CNC mill for the Stairmaster. Our own Dan Slaski swears by it. Adam takes a field trip to see what he’s been missing.
09/19/16 (Blog)
SJ Q&A: Jim Newton, Founder of TechShop

It’s no secret Silicon Valley is home to innovative and creative minds. For Jim Newton, founder and chairman of TechShop, Inc., having a place for those minds to create the next big thing is the top priority.

PBS NewsHour
09/15/16 (Video)
Will mega-corporations give way to a local manufacturing renaissance?

TechShop is for polished pros and rank amateurs alike.... Turns out [Curt] Malouin [owner, Red Panda] assembled the very first pedal back at TechShop, where plenty of other do-it-your-selfers are inventing things on shared equipment. (TechShop enters at this point in the clip:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
09/13/16 (Web)
City's rec centers offering after-school technology programs

TechShop Pittsburgh will help kids learn about engineering by designing sustainable approaches to urban gardening at the Phillips Park center in Carrick.

New Pittsburgh Courier
09/12/16 (Blog)
Rec2Tech Pittsburgh addresses digital divide with after-school programs in city recreation centers
TechShop Pittsburgh will create a research and design hub at Phillips Park Rec Center in Carrick where youth will learn to use engineering techniques to design sustainable solutions for gardening in urban spaces.

Huffington Post
09/12/16 (Web)
Building a Nation of Makers

Companies such as Ford Motor are serving as “anchor tenants” for TechShops. In addition to helping Ford increase the number of employee inventions, this TechShop also benefits the broader Detroit community.

Asset Finance International
09/12/16 (Blog)
Ford employees now encouraged to think like inventors as innovative spirit spreads through the company

Employees are given a three-month subscription to TechShop, as well as money for classes, to try to prototype their idea. “We wanted to encourage them to actually build what was in their head,” Bill Coughlin, Ford’s president of global technologies business and member of the company’s general counsel, says.

Washington Post
09/08/16 (Blog)
Wanna learn something new this fall? Start with these D.C. area classes
Safely using tools that could kill you is an important part of shop class; you can acquire these skills at TechShop, which offers ongoing classes in Basic Metal Shop, as well as ironworking, sheet metal and welding.

City Charter High School
09/05/16 (Blog)
Thanks to the Ford Foundation, 15 City High students bring their visions to life at TechShop
With funding from the Ford Foundation, TechShop has provided the innovators of tomorrow from City High with more than $1 million worth of professional equipment and software to help build their dreams.

Samsung Newsroom
08/25/16 (Blog)
SAS and TechShop: A Perfect Pair

Now, imagine yourself in that same scenario, but you hear: “Great idea. Make it happen.” What may sound like a pipe dream to some is a reality for those at Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS), thanks to our partnership with TechShop.

KSDK Newschannel 5
08/21/16 (Video)
New TechShop opens to support entrepreneurs and artists

There's a new high tech business in the Central West End that's creating a lot of buzz. Hundreds of people lined up on Forest Park Avenue, Saturday.... They wanted a first-hand look at the new Tech Shop St. Louis.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
08/19/16 (Web)
TechShop opening in St. Louis a 'playground' for inventors, entrepreneurs

For the dreamers who want to create the next Square mobile payments device or some other invention, a new workshop and fabrication studio in St. Louis will supply the machinery. The ninth TechShop facility in the country, opening this month in the Central West End’s Cortex technology district, is offering the public a sneak peek on Saturday afternoon.

Fox 2 Now
08/19/16 (Video)
St. Louis TechShop to take 'Do-It-Yourself' to a whole new level

But, what happens if you don't even have have a hammer? Well problem solved. Thanks to this place, called TechShop, which takes 'Do-It-Yourself' to a whole new level.

CBS St. Louis
08/15/16 (Web)
TechShop Invests $1 Mil. in Industrial Tools for New Location

If you have ever had the dream to build something, but you are not sure how or where to get started, there is just the place coming to the Cortex Innovation District. TechShop, a workshop that allows members to use professional tools and equipment, is expected to open by the end of the month.

San Francisco Chronicle
08/07/16 (Blog)
Free program to train job seekers for manufacturing careers

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, Goodwill Industries, Focus: HOPE and TechShop Detroit are collaborating on the free program.

07/07/16 (Blog)
TechShop’s Andrew Calvo on the new opportunities for hardware entrepreneurs

In San Francisco, we spoke with Andrew Calvo, the director of the local sales at TechShop, and asked him about that company, which allows startups to create products’ prototypes.

Cortex Innovation Community
07/06/16 (Blog)
Murmuration Spotlight: TechShop CEO Mark Hatch Envisions “Maker Revolution” For St. Louis

Recently, we caught up with Hatch to discuss the significance of St. Louis landing a TechShop and what he refers to as the “Maker Revolution.”

07/01/16 (Blog)
Unleash Your Inner Maker
TechShop: This expansive DIY workshop and fabrication studio is a maker’s ultimate playground, offering access to laser cutters, 3-D printers, a woodshop, welding stations, and much more.

06/24/16 (Blog)
4 San Francisco Projects Highlighted During the National Week of Making
The city partners with the White House to recognize initiatives from grassroots manufacturers in the makers movement.

Automation Alley
06/22/16 (Blog)
Six Ways to Keep Kids Engaged in STEM This Summer

TechShop Detroit is calling all curious minds! These five-day summer camps June-August offer hands-on, project-based programming geared to intrigue and fire up the curiosity of kids ages 8-17.

East Bay Times
06/22/16 (Blog)
East Bay cities look to a future in manufacturing

That kind of infrastructure is important to companies like Type A machines, which came to San Leandro in 2014 after it outgrew its space in maker-hub TechShop in San Francisco.

U.S. News & World Report
06/17/16 (Web)
3-D Printing, Now Mainstay of Maker Movement, Helps Entrepreneurs Innovate

Within TechShop ... Hatch identifies five basic groups – hobbyists, entrepreneurs, artists, tinkerers and students – but he says the entrepreneurs are the ones who take advantage of 3-D printing the most due to the quick turnaround time for prototype development.

Yahoo Finance
06/16/16 (Blog)
TechShop Kicks Off "National Week of Making" at National Maker Faire

TechShop Inc., ... will celebrate the second anniversary of its DC-Arlington location by kicking off a week-long series of events throughout the D.C. metropolitan area, starting with a kickoff celebration on June 16 at the company's Crystal City location.

06/08/16 (Blog)
TechShop Detroit Plans Programs to Introduce Kids to STEAM Careers

Young Will would have been right at home at his current place of employment, especially in the coming months as TechShop rolls out new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education initiatives.

Harvard Business Review
06/01/16 (Print)
Wicked-Problem Solvers

When IT services giant Fujitsu identified the “maker movement”—the rise of DIY as an alternative to purchasing goods and an opportunity for end-user innovation—as a potential new market, it teamed up with TechShop, a chain of makerspaces...

St. Louis Business Journal
05/24/16 (Blog)
Lineup announced for Cortex's new music festival

Headlining the event, scheduled for Sept. 23-25, are musical acts Flying Lotus, Tycho, Deerhoof and Yacht. Main speakers include TechShop CEO Mark Hatch ...

SF Gate
05/06/16 (Blog)
Creating a new generation of makers at TechShop camp

Home to nearly every gadget and gizmo, including 3D printers and laser cutters, Tech Shop San Francisco is a “do-it-yourself” space for people who like to make things. And this summer, it’ll be home to dozens of young designers and tinkerers during its annual Tech Shop summer camp.

03/11/16 (Blog)
TechShop Sees Success with National Partnerships

We’re still months away from the opening of TechShop St. Louis, but take a drive down Forest Park Avenue and you’ll see progress is being made ... offering a workspace for entrepreneurs, students, makers and anyone with an and idea that just won’t go away.

Fast Company
03/06/16 (Blog)
How The Maker Movement Is Revitalizing Industry In American Cities
If you’ve visited Pittsburgh lately, you might have noticed that companies like Google and TechShop have set up outposts in the city’s developing urban core.

BAm! Radio Network
03/03/16 (Radio)
Exploring the Maker Mindset and the Maker Movement Manifesto

Laura Fleming and Travis Lape with Mark Hatch. Join us as we explore the  mindset of a maker, the maker manifesto, and the future of making worldwide.

The Atlantic
02/22/16 (Web)
‘The Looming Entrepreneurial Boom’: Kauffman Weighs In
Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, showing one of its products (a lamp) to Deb Fallows, at the TechShop San Francisco work space. Sites like these, designed to foster start-up manufacturers, are becoming more widespread.

bPlus Sun Journal
02/21/16 (Blog)
Face Time: Noah Chittim, traveling the world and setting up shop

Wildest idea or prototype you've seen someone tackle? There are so many cool ideas that come out of TechShop, from a foldable kayak to Square, the mobile credit card swiper. . . .[O]ne of my favorite prototypes I have worked with was a product made by a group of secondary school children . . . in Lagos, Nigeria.

The New York Times
02/05/16 (Web)
Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech

Commercial operations like TechShop have popped up across the country. And tinkering is being promoted on college campuses from M.I.T. to Santa Clara University, as well as in high schools and elementary schools.

The Monoist
01/27/16 (Web)
Membership DIY workshop "TechShop Tokyo" has held a sneak preview before the opening

From January 26 to 30 2016, TechShop Japan a held a sneak preview of what will become the first Asian membership-based open-access DIY workshop "TechShop Tokyo" (Tokyo, Minato-ku, Ark Mori Building) ... The grand opening is scheduled for April 1st.

01/22/16 (Blog)
Garage for startups: how TechShop workshops back fashion for "iron" [translated]

Startups that produce physical objects cause doubts among investors if they cannot show a prototype of their device. TechShop workshops and their counterparts will help to make it fast and cheap, even for a layperson.

Education Options Expo
01/11/16 (Video)
"What is TechShop? The Maker Movement?" - Senior GM Raffie Colet- EOX 2016 SPEAKER

All these tools that TechShop can provide in our local services will bring, in part, those services back, teaching kids how to use hand tools, how to do basic fabrication methods, but then also teaching them modern fabrication.

Les Echos
01/10/16 (Blog)
Leroy Merlin will double the bet to seduce the

The Leroy Merlin DIY chain will open in Lille, by the end of the year, a collaborative workshop TechShop, which will be the largest in Europe, in partnership with Euratechnologies and the Catholic University of Lille.

Le Journal des enterprises
01/08/16 (Blog)
Lille. Leroy Merlin is investing $3 million to open a TechShop

Leroy Merlin will open a TechShop in Lille in 2016, in partnership with Euratechnologies and the Catholic University of Lille.

The Huffington Post
01/07/16 (Blog)
Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 15: DJ Jayalath and Mark Hatch

Prior to co-founding TechShop, the former Green Beret was an exec at Kinko's, Avery Dennison and Health Net ... Mark explained why being a Green Beret is good training for entrepreneurs.

Steve Blank Blog
01/07/16 (Blog)
Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 15: DJ Jayalath and Mark Hatch

Mark Hatch is one of the leaders of the Maker Movement. Prior to co-founding TechShop, the former Green Beret was an exec at Kinko's ...

01/01/16 (Blog)
Leroy Merlin will open a "workshop" in Lille

Following up the inauguration of TechShop, a collaborative production workshop in Ivry-sur-Seine in October, the Leroy Merlin DIY chain will open a second site, this time in Lille, at the end of 2016.

the Hustle
12/11/15 (Blog)
The Maker Movement Is Taking Over America Here's How

TechShop offers visitors access to equipment like 3D printers, laser cutters, and wood lathes for set fees. They have 10 locations across America and some of today’s hottest startups have been created in their workshops.

Next City
12/07/15 (Blog)
Where Pittsburgh's Industrial History Meets a More Equitable Future
TechShop Pittsburgh is making it easier for startups to design, produce and test prototypes of manufactured products.

12/07/15 (Blog)
What’s New with TechShop St. Louis

Opening in July 2016, TechShop’s highly anticipated St. Louis location spans 18,000 square feet on the corner of Forest Park Avenue and Boyle, offering a sanctuary for dreamers, doers and makers.

10/09/15 (Video)
Step inside an inventor's playground

Mike Rowe meets up with TechShop CEO Mark Hatch and founder Jim Newton in San Francisco on "Somebody's Gotta Do It."

  Enterprise Innovation
10/06/15 (Blog)
Fujitsu backs first open-access DIY workshop in Asia

Fujitsu and TechShop, an operator of eight membership-based, open-access DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops and fabrication studios around the United States, have established TechShop Japan.

Make: Magazine
09/14/15 (Blog)
5 Life-Changing Accessibility Inventions Made in 72 Hours

Team Smart Ass was a co-winner of both the award for Innovation and the TechShop award for Self Manufacturing.

KQED Science
09/14/15 (Blog)
Techies and People With Disabilities Team Up for ‘Makeathon’

TechShop, a do-it-yourself workshop crammed with tools and equipment, was hosting a 72-jhour "makeathon" for teams to develop assistive technology alongside people with disabilities.
09/11/15 (Web)
4 Things You Need to Know About Turning a Passion Into a Business

The former Google employee had been hanging out at the DIY workspace TechShop, where she developed a serious obsession with making things.

08/26/15 (Blog)
Will Makerspaces Jumpstart a New Industrial Revolution?

The bottom line is that makerspaces like TechShop have become a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. We are just getting started, and the impact will be enormous.

08/12/15 (Blog)
Join The Giants Of The Maker Movement At TC Disrupt In San Francisco

Whether you sling code or craft hardware, the ability to build is of absolute importance in the new economy. That’s why I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be hanging out with Makerbot CEO Jonathan Jaglom, TechShop head Mark Hatch, and Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen on the main stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.

California Economic Summit
08/04/15 (Blog)
Makerspaces, or “Kinkos for geeks,” making jobs in California

As for the Johnson brothers, they decided to continue their brainstorming sessions in a TechShop workspace and came up with a product forged by ingenuity with a big dose of irony.

07/30/15 (Web)
Here's How TechShop Is Manufacturing Startups And Entrepreneurs

You can make almost anything at a TechShop, a fast-growing chain of co-working spaces that stock industrial water-jet cutters and 3-D printers and every other high-tech tool imaginable. But what the shops really produce are entrepreneurs and economic impact.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
07/27/15 (Web)
21+ Night! @TechShop PGH

Party with a purpose: TechShop in Bakery Square hosted more than 300 guests at its 21-plus night on Thursday to encourage people around the community to come and explore all that TechShop has to offer.

06/25/15 (Video)
Human Centric Innovation and the Maker Movement
During a recent panel discussion at Fujitsu Forum Tokyo 2015, global innovation experts discussed ... how the US-originated 'Maker Movement' can inspire innovation ...

06/25/15 (Video)
We empower people to innovate and help the 'Creative Class' build their dreams
Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, discusses the TechShop success story, and how they are helping to drive innovation.

06/25/15 (Blog)
Driving the Maker Movement for Long-lasting Innovation [ TechShop, Inc. ]
TechShop provides spaces and resources for makers. Together with Fujitsu, they have created 'TechShop Inside! – Powered by FUJITSU', a new initiative for students of all ages to experience 'making'.

06/25/15 (Video)
Our vision is to have a TechShop in every community in the world
Interview with TechShop CEO Mark Hatch during Fujitsu Forum 2015 session

Popular Mechanics
06/10/15 (Web)
Making Good: How Makers and Teachers Helped Two Schools Get New Furniture
We then connected the teachers—one at an elementary school in rural Alabama, one at a high school near Detroit—with makers whose skills matched the projects.... Twenty-four craftspeople (from TechShop, the national makerspace chain, and Foomatic Makerspace in Montgomery, Alabama) volunteered to build exactly what the students needed.

06/10/15 (Web)
TechShop gives the Maker Movement a big boost
By creating and certifying mini versions of itself through its Makerspace Academy, TechShop hopes to help midwife thousands of small businesses (some of which will become large businesses).

Connection Newspapers
04/14/15 (Blog)
TechShop Arlington Celebrates 1st Birthday April 18
All they lack is a modern $1,500,000 (give or take a few dollars) workshop in the garage or basement. Now they have one, here in Arlington, and it is open 24 hours a day.

04/14/15 (Blog)
Meet the maker - the man behind the maker moverment
One of the most prized aspects of TechShop, and the maker movement generally, is the variety of people and backgrounds that get involved. This has created a community and that is where [TechShop CE0 Mark] Hatch really places value in what he does ... "It is not about the tools, it is about the people who show up to use them," he said.

The Irish Times
04/13/15 (Blog)
TechShop: Warm welcome to weird and wonderful world of welding
In our ongoing series on TechShop, where you can access industrial tools, we get down and dirty with welders

Huffington Post
04/09/15 (Blog)
From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers
Maker Media, Inc. -- which produces Make: magazine and Maker Faire -- has cultivated makerspaces and has been a key catalyst in what has come to be known as the maker movement. Just one year after garnering enough interest from the first Maker Faire in 2005, the first open-access public workshop, called TechShop, opened in Menlo Park, California.

CBS Pittsburgh
04/08/15 (Video)
Governor Visits TechShop In Bakery Square To Promote Manufacturing
It’s called TechShop in Bakery Square — and if that sounds familiar — President Obama was there last June to celebrate people who make things. Now, Gov. Tom Wolf toured the shop to promote his commitment to jobs that pay.

The Irish Times
03/30/15 (Blog)
TechShop: High-tech DIY movement may come to Dublin
While many small unconnected groups have been moving in this direction for a long time, the TechShop movement represents a more sophisticated approach ... And while many members might be there to pursue hobbies or personal interests ... [t]here are people making serious money from TechShop-based businesses.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03/29/15 (Blog)
Brothers' passion for 3-D printing inspires backers to invest
The brothers’ entrepreneurial savvy is a mixture of genetics, do-it-yourself spirit, and a willingness to learn from the other “makers” and entrepreneurs based at TechShop, a breeding ground for tinkerers and techies.

03/26/15 (Video)
Mark Hatch & Thomas Kalil - StudioSX 2015

Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, and Thomas Kalil, deputy director of policy for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, discuss their mission to make the U.S. a nation of makers.

Connection Newspapers
03/24/15 (Blog)
Arlington's Little Libraries: Take a Book, Return a Book
TechShop DC in Crystal City is a fully-equipped workshop where participants undertake their own building projects using modern tools which are shared among members ... Once Zealand made contact, several members of TechShop DC made a commitment to design and build all-weather bookcases.

Home Accents Today
03/20/15 (Blog)
Make Way for the Maker Movement
The movement has exploded in the past several years, thanks to an increased availability of technological tools, from 3-D printing to online crowdfunding platforms to member-based workshops like TechShop, which provides makers with access to workspace, software and professional equipment.

Pittsburgh Business Times
03/18/15 (Video)
TechShop Pittsburgh gearing up to operate 24/7

TechShop Pittsburgh, located in East Liberty, is gearing up to stay open at all hours to accommodate members who want to come in early or stay late.