Tuesday
Sep182012

Hampton Inn Fort Wayne Southwest is Hotel of Choice for FWRMF 2012

If you're coming from out of town for the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire - Powered by TekVenture, we've got a deal for you.  Mention Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire and receive a discount at the Hampton Inn Fort Wayne Southwest.   We have a block of rooms reserved for October 5, 2012 - October 7, 2012. The special room rate will be available until September 22nd.   Take advantage of this deal as they have a newly remodeled facility that's just off Hwy. 69 at Hwy. 24.   They offer free wifi, a business center, an indoor pool, whirlpools, a fitness center, and breakfast there or on the go.    
     
This hotel is less then 10 minutes from Headwaters Park East and requires only a few turns off major roads to get there so your journey should be a short but happy one.    

 

Thursday
Jul122012

Boing Boing Runs Story on TekVenture Maker Station

Melissa Renner of the Allen County Public Library shared a link from Boing Boing regarding our partnership and the TekVenture Maker Station.   Many workshops are still available.  Learn how you might connect with new ideas and technology by attending one or more of these workshops.

Monday
Jul092012

Journal Gazette Features TekVenture Article by Steve Penhollow

Check out Steve Penhollow's story on the TekVenture Maker Station in the Journal Gazette from Sunday, July 8, 2012.

Tuesday
Jul032012

Listen to TekVenture with Matt Kelty on WOWO Radio July 12 at 4 pm

Greg Jacobs will speak to the TekVenture Maker Station and our role in the pipeline for entrepreneurs in NE Indiana. Jane Applegate will also speak about the origins of the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire.  Tune in then call in for questions.

Thursday
Jun282012

Alliance for American Manufacturing Showcases TekVenture on Blog

While exhibiting at the Democratic State Convention held in Fort Wayne for the first time, if ever, we spent Friday evening talking with exhibitors at the NE Indiana Manufacturer's Showcase hosted by the Alliance for American Manufacturing.  Exhibitors were business owners who are basically local Makers that have turned their passions into businesses.  Hopefully some of these folks will exhibit at the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire - Powered by TekVenture coming Oct. 6 & 7, 2012.  Check out this AAM blog post about our organization.

Thursday
Jun282012

Hands-on Learning Workshops Available All Summer

Check out Making Our Summer Program - a series of workshops geared towards making things.  You can find a complete list and registration information at tekventure.eventbrite.com.

Thursday
Jun282012

TekVenture Swang Into Success with Wet Swing Set at RiverFest

Although it took some time to figure out the mechancial kinks, our Wet Swing Set was a hit for those who chose not to get wet.  Check out the swingset at the upcoming Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire to be held Oct. 6 & 7 at Headwaters Park East - Lincoln Pavillion.  Check TekVenture out on Facebook for a complete photo album.

Thursday
Jun282012

Canadian Broadcast Corporation Picks Up Story on Maker Station

We learned last Saturday at RiverFest 2012 that the TekVenture Maker Station project in partnership with the Allen County Public Library was featured in a story in a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation podcast. We've now made national news in 2 countries!!!  Please help us fund efforts to expand into a full facility.

Tuesday
Jun192012

TEKVENTURE MAKER STATION FEATURED ON WANE-TV NEWS

While working the Democratic Convention this past weekend to let people throughout the state know about TekVenture and our various projects and programs, we were also conducting a workshop at the TekVenture Maker Station.  WANE-TV ran this great story on the 11:00 PM news.

Tuesday
Jun192012

TEKVENTURE AND ACPL MAKING PRESENTATION TO ALA

Further to our last blog post, the American Library Association asked the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) and TekVenture to make a presentation at their annual web-based conference.  On July 19, members of the ACPL/TekVenture collaboration team will present to hundreds of libraries across the nation to discuss how this partnership came about.  The presentation will also discuss why the TekVenture Maker Station is an idea that's come before its time but should be expanded as there is a need for our community members to have a place to go in which they can engage with tools, materials, and mentors to make things.