For March Prototype and Testing month, Melissa Allen, co-owner of tinkrLAB in the Okemos Mall, will discuss how inventors and entrepreneurs can take advantage of tinkrLAB and other makerspaces. Allen is a state expert and leader for STEM with a passion for kids. She has developed tinkrLAB into a place where Smart Toys for Smart Kids meets classes and training meets makerspace. She has taken tinkrLAB from a concept to a growing business and into a state-wide brand. tinkrLAB has gained attention on a national level. Come hear Melissa Allen talk about how partnerships and community helped bring success.

Meeting Agenda                                           Location

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Registration                   Spring Arbor Jackson Campus

6:30-7:30 p.m. – Program                            113 W. Michigan Ave

7:30-8:30 p.m. – Networking                      Jackson, MI 49201


  • From Cooper/Bus. 127: Turn West on W. Louis Glick

(before RR tracks) Go 2 lights to N. Mechanic turn Left South two blocks to Michigan Ave. turn right & park next to building come in the side door go to 2nd floor

From E. Michigan Ave.: Turn North on N. Mechanic (3 lights past train station). Go 2 blocks to W. Michigan Ave.  turn right East on Michigan Ave & park next to building come in the side door go to 2nd floor

Handicap Accessible. Meeting room take elevator to 2nd fl

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