FirstBuild is a global online community and makerspace/microfactory backed by GE Appliances, a Haier company. The physical space is located in the Engineering Garage on the University of Louisville's Belknap campus, and is open to students and community members who want to tinker and build.
According to Brookings, citing a report from Deloitte, FirstBuild has been held up as “a model for adapting to a changing competitive environment that disadvantages large firms.”
Entrepreneurs, makers and students can use FirstBuild's advanced manufacturing and rapid prototyping tools, like laser cutters and 3-D printers. There's a space for brainstorming, demonstrating products, fabricating and assembly.
Everything you need to bring your ideas to life, and maybe even get them to market. And because your ideas are protected under a Creative Commons License, you maintain ownership.
Let's get started.