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Futureworks Shops
August 6, 2019

Apply for the Craftsman Ave Residency by Aug 12


This Fall, join Craftsman Ave for a residency program in partnership with Futureworks Shops. SecondMuse and NYCEDC’s Futureworks Shops provides access to a network of advanced manufacturing spaces and prototyping hubs across New York City. The residency at Gowanus-based Craftsman Ave is for NYC-based startups building hardware products who are scaling and need to get out of their home office, basement, coffee shop, WeWork, or any other spot they’ve been hacking away in. Applications are open through Aug 12


The Craftsman Ave Residency applications are open through Aug 12, and the Residency runs from Sept 3 through Jan 1. Besides workspace for your team, Craftsman’s space is on the ground floor, which makes shipping your product and receiving materials a breeze. Onhand tools and machinery include: 1m x 1m desktop CNC, large format FDM 3D printer, MIG/TIG Welder, Oxy torch, drill press, table saw, chop saw, band saw, jigsaw, belt sander, grinding and buffing wheel, air compressor, flex shaft, angle grinders, vinyl cutter, drills and other hand tools. Feel free to bring your own tools as well! Apply here by Aug 12.


The Craftsman Ave team will be available to support residents with their startups. The team includes: 


Taras Kravtchouk: designer, cofounder of M-Corps alumni Tarform Motorcycles, and branding identity guru.


Chris Jeffries: maker, programmer, fabricator, and internet of things aficionado. 


Nate Padgett: marketer, community builder, and creative technologist. 


Liam Kaufer: metal worker, mechanical engineer, hardware hacker, and fabricator. 


An educational makerspace by night and on weekends, Craftsman Ave also offers residents with paid teaching opportunities.


To apply, fill out this short application! Applications are open through August 12, and finalists will be notified on August 15. There will be a roundtable discussion and a tour of the space for finalists on Thursday, August 19. The Craftsman Ave Residency will launch on Tuesday, Sept 3 and run through Wednesday, February 1.

– Greg Spielberg

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