Bench to Business - A Product Development Training Program for Hardware Startup Founders: By Space Tank Studio

Space Tank Studio is a product development incubator. They provide creative professionals with studio space, wood workshop, welding bay, 3D printing, laser cutting, fabrication space, spray booth and bronze forge.

Space Tank received funding through LaunchVic's fifth funding round to deliver theBench 2 Business program, helping educate startup founders in design for manufacturing, IP protection, business and financial development and Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) manufacturing technology for prototyping. 

Hardware startup founders represent the highest source of new-to-market product innovation, yet they have the lowest industry skills with prototyping and advanced manufacturing technology, and are poorly represented in the incubator/accelerator scene. 

The course was delivered over a 12-month period, including 30 Classes in 10 categories under the product areas of design, prototyping technology and business & marketing. 

Funding for this program is now complete. 

Visit the Space Tank Studio website for future programs and opportunities.