MakeHaven works to incubate and accelerate makers working on startups and small businesses, particularly in the product development phase. To help make the process easier MakeHaven has workspaces and desks available as a private workspace right in the makerspace. These spaces are available at $200 - $500 per month, but we understand this is a big investment in the beginning and startups benefit from being able to test out what works for them. To this end MakeHaven is making an "Startup Workspace Grant". This competitive award comes with the benefit of a slow ramp up of the expense of using a MakeHaven workspace.
This award is to assist the incubation of very early stage startups with a protytpe and a plan for future growth. Established startups are generally not eligible, although welcome to talk with us about special situations. For the purpose of this award an applicant is an considered "Established Startup” if two or more of the following criteria are true:
- Has been incorporated for 5 or more years.
- Has revenue from sales for 2 years or more.
- Has more than 2 employees or near full time contractors.
- Has seen more than than $100,000 in third-party investment.
- Has in excess of $100,000 in annual earned revenue.
Typical awards reduce cost for those with awarded startups :
Example awards for those with financial disadvantage :
Startups can end participation at any time. Staff may approve larger or smaller spaces than the standard per request.
More can be learned about MakeHaven workspaces at: https://www.makehaven.org/workspace
How to apply
To qualify the applicant must be a startup and have a new product of business in development. Award is one time per venture.
Complete the application for a workspace. https://www.makehaven.org/makehaven-space-rental-application. During the process select ""Launch new startup business or develop prototype" as the use of the workspace. You will then be given the option to answer the additional questions related to applying for the startup/prototype workspace award.
It is intended to create a step up path for those who do not already have a dedicated workspace at makeHaven. Staff will review and determine if an award is to be granted. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis but awards are limited to availability. Not all eligible requests will be awarded.