What this program for makers building businesses is doing to be mom-friendly - Technical.ly Baltimore

Access

Jan. 9, 2018 12:05 pm

What this program for makers building businesses is doing to be mom-friendly

Details are out on the new Moms as Entrepreneurs academy program with Etsy and Open Works. The 15-week program starts in March.

Moms as Entrepreneurs cofounders Jasmine Simms and Tammira Lucas.

(Photo by Chris Harrison for Moms as Entrepreneurs)

Over the summer, Moms as Entrepreneurs cofounders Tammira Lucas and Jasmine Simms said they were developing a new take on their academy for 2018 after receiving a grant from Etsy.

With the launch coming up in March, more details on the program for maker moms are out today.

According to the organizers, The Moms as Entrepreneurs Academy at Open Works is a partnership between MAE, the Station North makerspace and Baltimore Etsy Sellers. Along with Etsy’s $25,000 grant, The Kauffman Foundation also provided an $85,000 grant over two years.

In all, the program is funded to train four groups of 8-10 women over two years.

The Academy will be a 15-week program that combines business training offered by MAE and workshops on how to set up an Etsy store. With access to the tools at the Open Works makerspace in Station North, it will also offer hands-on training in fabrication. Classes will be held for three hours once a week, and will alternate between the workshops and the fabrication training.

Anyone from Baltimore can apply, and the program is actively recruiting in the neighborhoods around Open Works including Greenmount West, Barclay, Oliver, and Johnston Square.

They’ve taken special considerations for moms. For one, childcare will be provided at Open Works.

“The class load is light and spread out to accommodate working mothers with limited free time and childcare needs,” MAE cofounder Tammira Lucas said in a statement.

She is also cofounder of The Cube, a coworking space in Towson which provides childcare. Academy participants will also get membership there. Additional partnerships with the city will allow the makers to sell at Artscape and the JFX Farmers Market.

A pair of info sessions are scheduled at Open Works to offer the community a chance to learn more:

-30-
VIEW COMMENTS

Advertisement

This startup is creating a platform to help entrepreneurs find what works

‘TEDCO 2.0’ comes into focus

These 10 creative ventures are entering BCAN’s Founder Fellows program

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How Think|Stack and Year Up are cultivating local tech talent

Baltimore, MD

Fastspot

Business Development Content Specialist

Apply Now
Severna Park, MD

CallTrackingMetrics

Software Engineer

Apply Now
Severna Park, MD

CallTrackingMetrics

Customer Support Engineer

Apply Now

Inside Station North’s latest space for entrepreneurs

Steve Case is kicking off a new startup series from Hopkins, University of Maryland

HB Studios, a shared workspace for photographers and videographers, opens in Bolton Hill

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Let these free workshops help your business really take off

Timonium, MD

Sage Dining Services

Web Developer-Software Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

14 West

Senior PHP / JavaScript Developer

Apply Now
NY, PA, DC, Virtual

SAP

Senior Account Executive, SAP SuccessFactors

Apply Now

Sign-up for regular updates from Technical.ly

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!