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Vancouver, BC Best Immigrant Entrepreneur:
Employees: 1 In Business Since: 2011

MakerLabs is Vancouver’s largest makerspace. We provide the tools, space and know-how to allow anybody to create almost anything! MakerLabs (makerspace + fablab) was born out of a vision to create the best possible space for making.

MakerLabs is made up of 42,000 square feet of workshops, studios and common areas. The communal working areas include: a wood shop, metal shop, CNC router table, laser cutters, sewing machines and an electronics area. Each tool and work area have a corresponding class to teach people how to safely use each tool.

A strong maker community has been cultivated at MakerLabs, where we exchange knowledge, help each other and collaborate. MakerLabs has communal areas for working, hanging out and cooking, as well as a culture of open concept, yet private, studio spaces so makers can be inspired by what is going on around them.

MakerLabs has made an impact on the community in a city that is growing denser by the minute, by nurturing an environment where makers can meet, learn and create.

We also have a Fabrication Team that can make almost anything for businesses or personal use. You have an idea; we can make it happen!

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