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Miami Make Week to link co-working, makerspaces for 10 days of workshops, networking and a competition

A month after wrapping up another successful summer session of Wynwood Maker Camp, and a week after announcing the return of Miami Mini Maker Faire, MIAMade is unveiling its latest initiative to propel Miami’s maker movement: the first annual Miami Make Week Nov. 6-15.

Sponsored by the Knight Foundation, Miami Make Week is  a 10-day celebration of creative co-working and maker spaces in the Greater Miami area. Miami Make Week will include educational workshops, networking opportunities and other public events held at participating co-working and maker spaces throughout the county, all anchored around a design and prototyping competition. 

On Nov. 6, MIAMade will kick off Miami Make Week with a launch party at The LAB Miami, where anyone up to the task can register a team to participate in the design and prototyping competition. For the next eight days, registered teams will enjoy complimentary access to  participating spaces to develop their prototypes. On Nov. 15, each registered team will pitch their prototypes to a panel of local product experts and a chance to win prizes at Miami Make Week’s closing event at Venture Hive.

Along with The LAB Miami and Venture Hive, participating spaces include EcoTech Visions, FIU Tech Station, MADE at the Citadel, Miami Industrial Arts, Moonlighter, 1-Click 3D Print, PRINTshop @ ArtCenter/South Florida, and Miami-Dade Public Library System's YOUmedia Miami at North Dade Regional Library. "Through Miami Make Week we want to showcase these spaces, foster a greater connection between them and the general public, and highlight how much creative making is taking place in Miami,” said MIAMade Co-founder, Ric Herrero.

For more information about Miami Make Week and to purchase tickets: miamimakeweek.com.