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Shaker Makers Event

Innovators, creators, engineers, and entrepreneurs of all ages are invited to April 28 event.

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Save the date for 2018's Shaker Makers at The Dealership (3558 Lee Rd.). It's our second annual show-and-tell-and-make-and-touch AND build-a-business event for innovators, creators, engineers, and entrepreneurs of all ages. The event is sponsored by the City of Shaker Heights and produced in partnership with Ingenuity Cleveland

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What: Shaker Makers Event
When: Saturday, April 28, 11 am-4 pm
Where: The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120

Free and open to the public.

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This year, Shaker Makers is striving to be a zero-waste event. Zero waste means that all "waste" is recycled, composted, or re-used, with the goal of no materials going to a landfill. Learn more in the section Zero Waste Event below.


11 am–12 pm: Interactive Conversation: Get to Know the Small Business Eco System in Shaker Heights
Stay after for coffee and conversation with local experts.

11 am–4 pm: Makers Tables Open for Demonstrations
Artists, performers, engineers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all kinds will showcase their skills and maker experiences through specialized demonstrations and hands-on activities.

12–1 pm: Workshop: What's the Right Price?
Registration Required:

Wondering if you're ready to take the jump from making to selling, and turn your hobby into a business? This workshop will teach you the basics of how to set your prices by walking through a real small business example. We'll explain the difference between start-up costs, fixed costs, and cost of goods sold as you explore how to turn your hobby into a profitable venture. Led by Irene Frankel of the Young Entrepreneur Institute

1–4 pm: Young Entrepreneur Market Open for Business
Student entrepreneurs pitch and sell their products.

2–4 pm: Workshop: From Crafter to Master
Registration Required:

Makers of all stages, ages, and products will benefit from this two-hour whirlwind workshop which helps entrepreneurs answer the following questions:

  • Do you think like an entrepreneur?
  • Are you in the right mindset to be an entrepreneur?
  • Do you have a hobby or do you have a business?
  • Have you asked yourself the important questions?
  • Have you taken the first 11 steps to starting a business?
  • Do you have the puzzle pieces for a pitch?
  • Can you draft a one-page business plan?
  • What is your business model?

Join us for an exploration of your business concept so you can seamlessly transition from Crafter to Master. Led by the Economic Community Development Institute.

3–4 pm: Interactive Conversation: TBD


zest logo Zest Cleveland Catering will be onsite all day.



This year, Shaker Makers is striving to be a zero-waste event and we've got some great partners to help us with this effort.

rustbelt riders 250Rust Belt Riders will be on hand to compost food waste, while also talking to attendees about their efforts to start curbside residential composting services in the Heights. Learn about the problem of food waste; find out how composting works with an on-site demonstration; get information about Rust Belt Rider's residential composting programs; or pick up some compost ($5 a bag) for your garden.

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Zest Cleveland Catering
and other food-based entrepreneurs at Shaker Makers will use compostable serving ware from Vegware.

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Cuyahoga Recycles
(the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District) will be available to explain how recycling works in Cuyahoga County. Recycling markets are changing rapidly, so this is an opportunity to get a refresher on how recycle at home. Hands-on projects will be available for kids.

Monday, April 23, 2018


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