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Open Works Weekly 10/2/2020

Open Works

Open Works Weekly 10/2/2020

We shipped our FINAL rewards package for Makers Unite this week! Our top ten contributors got one of these super-sweet gold squirrels in full PPE.

Got an idea of your own for ending the pandemic? Apply to EnterpRISE 2020! You have ONE WEEK left to get your idea in — don’t worry, the application is very simple. Knock it out this weekend for a shot at $10,000 in investment.

Don’t have a pandemic-related business idea? We got you — it is accelerator season in Baltimore! Read on for a number of other great programs that are currently accepting applications.

Open Works has partnered with Moms as Entrepreneurs for the last three years to bring business and maker education to Baltimore City mothers. This year, we are taking the program virtual! If you are a mom living in the city, tell us a little bit about your idea here. The program includes 8 business classes, hybrid/online shop classes to gain workshop access at Open Works, and access to the MAE peer community of previous graduates.

The Social Innovation Lab at Johns Hopkins has launched dozens of business over the last 5 years that do well by doing good. Many of those businesses, like the Clear Mask, have overlapped with EnterpRISE or used our facility to prototype their ideas. Every cohort company gets $1,000, mentorship, and intensive workshops in developing their idea. The winner of the final pitch gets $25,000! Apply today. 

Are you a creative business person? Scale Your Passion from our friends at BCAN is an intensive, short-term accelerator designed to get your business from zero to viable in just 2 days. Apply today!

It’s more important to get your flu shot this year than EVER before. With COVID-19 still spreading, getting vaccinated helps prevent potentially deadly co-infections. Baltimore City maintains a map of free flu shot locations. Get yours today!

Link Soup

+ Adam Savage builds a table top shipping container

+ Nationwide can shortage hits Baltimore breweries hard

+ Devastating essay from local writer Alec MacGillis on the digital divide in Baltimore for ProPublica

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