Tech Valley Center of Gravity

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Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Status active
Country United States of America
State or District New York
City Troy
Date of founding 2011/05/23
Last Updated 2023-12-10
Phone 518-244-3544
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30 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180 Troy
United States of America

Number of members 250
Membership fee Membership Tiers:

Coworking: $50/month. 24/7 access to open desk space, wifi, and printer; no Technology Zone equipment usage.

Maker: $60/month. Access M-F 5:30 - 10 pm, Weekends 10 am - 10 pm. Use of equipment in all Technology Zones following orientation.

Super Maker: $100/month. 24/7 Access. Use of all equipment in Technology Zones following orientation.

Prototyper: $150/month. 24/7 access to Makerspace AND The Prototyping Center. Priority on Prototyping Center machines, 25% discount on Prototyping Center equipment use rates.

Associate: $50 Annual Dues. Purchase day passes for one-time use at $25 each. Day pass access is M-F 9 am - 9 pm; Weekends 10 am - 9 pm. Use of all equipment in Technology Zones following orientation.

Thinqubator: $25/month/adult. THINQubator access only for 1 adult with up to 2 children 12 and under. Access M-F 8 am - 8 pm, Weekends 10 am - 8 pm

Size of rooms 18000 ft²
Location 42° 43' 52.16" N, 73° 41' 24.14" W

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Tech Valley Center of Gravity is a makerspace, prototyping center, manufacturing incubator, STEAM education center, community gathering space and creative community. As a not-for-profit community resource we nurture the personal and economic growth of our members, our neighbors and the wider Tech Valley community through our work and our collaborations.

At our core is the Makerspace: two and a half floors of equipment, tools, work stations and collaborative spaces. This light-filled and flexible facility is designed to welcome makers and doers of every stripe From metal shop to 3D printing; welding to woodshop; kitchen to fiber arts; laser etching to electronics; community room to consultation corners: every zone and its equipment is designed to promote collaboration, boost creative confidence and spark creativity.

While the Markespace is the core, the Community is the Center of Gravity’s heart. We nurture a culture of inclusivity to enhance innovation among a community of enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and professionals of all ages, genders, ethnicities, interests, nationalities, life experiences and educational backgrounds. Courses, workshops, lectures and meet-ups ensure ongoing growth for participants. Affordable membership fees, our Community Outreach Fund, volunteer programs and internships ensure economic diversity, as well.

THINOubator, our children's makerspace, engages new generations of makers and doers in creative expression and idea development through science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Many programs provide opportunities for families to grow together in these important subjects.

For members launching entrepreneurial ventures, we offer resources for product development through The Prototyping Center, with its advanced manufacturing equipment and workspace. The Manufacturing Incubator, powered by IMC. provides expert coaching and support for start-up businesses intending to manufacture and sell a product.

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