The Berks LaunchBox at the GoggleWorks was formed to accelerate the movement of great ideas to the marketplace…to improve the economy and quality of life in the greater Reading area. Don’t miss these terrific free programs! We encourage you to invite others!
Calling All Innovators
We can help turn your idea for a new product or service into a reality! We are particularly focused on helping entrepreneurs with technology-based or social-enterprise ideas that have the potential to make an impact in the community. We offer classes and events, services, advice, coworking space, plus a Makerspace with 3D printers, laptops, and more. Our mission is to be the “hub” that connects local entrepreneurs to the support, resources, and facilities they need to build a sustainable and scalable business with a viable plan for growth. Make plans to stop by the Berks LaunchBox to learn more.
Upcoming Events and Services
Laser Cutter Orientation
Learn the ins and outs of using a Laser Cutter. In order to use it, this training must be completed, so don’t miss out! This four-hour class has two offerings for class times. The class is FREE, but registration is required!
Mondays 2-7pm – free
Need help creating a website or email newsletter for your business? Utilize free tools to build a Wix website or MailChimp newsletter at your own pace. You will utilize laptops in our Makerspace and staff will guide you through the process. This is an informal, drop-in setup, rather than a formal class. Request a time or drop in when you can for this free help. Learn more about Marketing Mondays!
Tuesdays 2-7pm – free
Stop by and tinker with tools in our Makerspace. We have multiple 3D printers, laptops, and staff to show you how to utilize them. You can even check out Tinkercad before coming to visit us. Tinkercad is easy software used to make 3D designs. Bring your design on a flash drive or we can help you design something when you get here. No registration needed. Learn more about Tinker Tuesdays!
Free Meetups: Save the Date
Thur., Sept 11: 6:30-8:30pm
Save the Date for an informational session to help guide Veterans on an entrepreneurial path. Four speakers will share great tips, including representatives from Warrior Rising, the Social Enterprise Institute of Elizabethtown College, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and a successful Veteran entrepreneur.
Thur., Oct 10: 6:30-8:30pm
The startup information you didn’t know you needed! Save the Date to hear from local library representatives about the immense amount of free resources they offer for entrepreneurs, including a demo on how to search for existing trademarks on the US Patent and Trademark Office’s online database.
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