We headed to TechShop in downtown SanFrancisco. Techshop was started as a unique platform for individual to come and design their prototypes which will be useful for their ventures. Anyone can join this techshop and use their training, tools and machineries to design their new ideas and gadgets. Techshop houses some very expensive machinery and also they provide assistance in designing and operating the tools.
This is very useful for individuals who have an idea and would like to experiment. There are some interesting projects that have taken place in this TechShop, such as DODOcase for iPAD. We had a complete tour of the whole TechShop. The place is planned properly and well-managed. Some of the functions of the tools were interesting. Also we could now imagine how different gadgets are made. They also have a small designing center for textile.
On questions being asked about the profitability of the venture, they replied in the affirmative and also they are looking forward to implement some new plans. Hopefully they will continue to do its good work and be a platform for many innovative projects.
Ramkumar Ganesan (1460530)
MBA Candidate. 2013