Since this is the first letter I want to reintroduce everyone to Betabox.
That means making it possible for anyone anywhere to access the technologies and knowledge needed to create anything they want.
We believe that additive manufacturing, design, electronics, biomedical, and prototyping tools should not be hidden away in the basements of university buildings and corporate centers. They should be frictionlessly available in the public square, supported by real people helping anyone master the skills needed to invent.
We make it easy for organizations to enable that future. Our distributed fleet of configurable lab spaces are rented by companies, schools, universities, and non-profits to create engaging hands-on experiences.
Everything we do revolves around making it easier to distribute the tools of the future to the communities and places where they can make the biggest difference.
Our Business Model Today
Our core business today is Betabox Experiences
. We deliver hands-on educational workshops in our labs. In the Southeast we have delivered about 300 experience days and engaged 15,000 people so far.
This week we have announced a new offering: Betabox Lab Services
. This service allows other companies to run programs on our lab fleet and leverage our Expert
network. It is Heroku
for tech labs.
By 2020 our goal is to engage 1 million people throughout an international lab network.