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1fb2ab918e50a6c5614b867e84298250Hear all that buzzing and building? It’s the rise of the Makers! Startup Weekend Maker Edition is where attendees build all kind of things. These events show that startups are more than apps and software – they can be devices, wearables….even robots! Maker events are the 4th most popular edition during Editions Month this May. Startup Weekend Paris Makers said this about the rising number of these events and attendees: “The movement of Makers is primarily a community of people brought together by values ​​and beliefs. They experiment to build and learn. They do not imagine – they create.”

Last weekend, we had 3 Maker events happen in Paris, Brussels, and Qingdao. This week we checked in with the teams to see the highlights and outcomes of their Startup Weekends. Check out the photos & videos below to see what makes a Maker event unique (hint: machines!)


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Some Startup Weekend love from around the world!

Build a Pokemon, why not?  

A little drill action!

Making things glow…


Inspired to get to a Startup Weekend Maker event? Check out the Editions Month events, or all Startup Weekends happening near you.


Kacey Wherley Kacey Wherley
(@kaceyraewherley) is Marketing Production Lead at Techstars. Before joining the Techstars team, Kacey was part of the UP Global team and previously with a cybersecurity startup in Pittsburgh. She enjoys all things social media and connecting with entrepreneurs online.