Nonprofit’s program, in partnership with Impact100 Southern Indiana, provided free, six-month guided business instruction and guidance to women
Jeffersonville, Ind. (Feb. 14, 2022) – Maker13 hosted a graduation at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 for the inaugural participants of Make Your Move, a guided business program for women entrepreneurs that was funded by Impact100 Southern Indiana. The celebration took place at Maker13, 629 Michigan Ave. in Jeffersonville.
“The Maker13 Board of Directors is elated by the overwhelming success of our inaugural semester of Make Your Move,” said Maker13 Board of Directors President Josh Hillman. “This program would not have been a success without the remarkable group of women entrepreneurs that made up our first class. As a board – and as community members – we can’t wait to see what comes next from this group as they continue their journeys forward. Our gratitude is immense for Impact100 Southern Indiana, which had the vision and foresight to collaborate with Maker13 for the development and encouragement of women from all across our community.”
Valued at $4,000 per person, the six-month Make Your Move program included free membership to Maker13, equipment training classes, business coaching seminars and guidance, and networking opportunities with area business leaders. In 2021, Impact100 Southern Indiana awarded Maker13 a grant that aided the nonprofit in its efforts to springboard an initiative that radically transformed the launching of small businesses in the region.
“The members of Impact100 Southern Indiana are proud of the work of Maker13 and the women who graduated the first round the training,” said Melissa Jeffries Speck, president of Impact100 Southern Indiana advisory board. “The participants of this program have invested their time and talent to hone their skills and will now positively impact their communities.”
Maker13, which is located at 629 Michigan Ave. in Jeffersonville, is a community-based nonprofit workshop that gives individuals and small businesses access to tools, training, and knowledge to create new ideas, start new businesses, create local art, and drive an interest in advanced manufacturing. To learn more, visit Maker13.com.