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Code Your Goals! Free Small Business Workshop

Attention Orange County Startups, Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs!  Join Urban Workshop on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. as we host Aaron Nosler of Thrivent Financial as he presents his Code Your Goals Workshop!

Stuck on an idea?  Try looking at your potential for success from a different point of view and uncover the root of your success!  Using Actuarial Science and Probability Methods in a fun and exciting way, you’ll learn how to:

  • Quantify goals
  • Calculate probability
  • Streamline your vision

This inspiring presentation is perfect for inventors, entrepreneurs, makers, and just about anyone with a dream, idea, product or goal, and something you don’t want to miss!

Presented by Aaron Nosler of Thrivent Financial, a not-for-profit values-based financial services organization established to help people be wise with money and live generously. Aaron has a passion for urban farming and helping people reach optimal health while pursuing their goals.

Free tickets to this incredible workshop are available on our Eventbrite page.

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS AT URBAN WORKSHOP!

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS AT URBAN WORKSHOP!

What’s Happening at Urban Workshop this month?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

TIME OC Meetup Group

https://www.meetup.com/timeoc/

Bring your startup and technology topics, questions, and fun attitude for an open mastermind discussion.  If you have an idea for a startup, want feedback, or just talk about the latest technology, we are for you! All are welcome including beginners, experts and everything in between. Come and join in!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

SoCal Innovators, Mentors and Developers Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/socalinnovators/

Be part of a Weekend Meetup group that allows you to ENGAGE in ways you never have before!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

EARTHMAKE-OC Arduino + Raspberry Pi Electronics Makers Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/EarthMake/

Our regular meeting plus open lab Arduinoist & Pi-sters. Refreshments provided and doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Feel free to bring your laptop, Arduino & Pi projects.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Free Small Business Workshop:  Strategic Business Planning, presented by Tom Miller, President of Persuasive Business Plans

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-small-business-seminar-strategic-business-planning-tickets-37431763412

Think it Through!   It’s a process, not a document. If you are thinking about starting a business – If you need money or partners to help you grow your business If you’ve reached a plateau in sales or seen your profits erode…then this seminar is for you!

You’ll learn how to: Research your industry & competitors – Develop a plan of action for your marketing, sales, and operations – Create a budget based on solid, verifiable assumptions.

Friday and Saturday

September 8 and 9, 2017

OFF-SITE EVENT

 

CHN Family Expo

Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove CA

http://www.californiahomeschool.net/expo/

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

OC Maker Challenge Orientation meeting #2

http://www.ocmakerchallenge.com/

Friday, September 29, 2017

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 

Inventors Forum Monthly Members Meeting

http://www.inventorsforum.org/

We have a 2,000 square foot event hall with an adjoined 16,000 sq ft workshop and offers the ability to hold corporate and team building events, build competitions, charity events, school and training programs, and parties. The facility is complete with a Bose public address system and Dell overhead projection system. The large space allows for many table configurations. We have a kitchen that can be used for staging and serving to large groups. We invite you visit Urban Workshop to see the space first hand and envision the possibilities of this truly unique and flexible space, or contact us at events@urbanworkshop.net to book your event today!

August Events At Urban Workshop!

We have some terrific events happening at Urban Workshop this month!  

Tuesday, August 9

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Raspberry Pi User Group Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/EarthMake/

Our regular meeting plus open lab. We have food drinks and doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Feel free to bring your laptop, Arduino & Pi projects

Saturday, August 12

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

SoCal Innovators, Mentors and Developers Meetup

https://www.meetup.com/socalinnovators/events/242056755/

Get ready to be part of a Weekend Meetup group that allows you to ENGAGE in ways you never have before!
We will introduce you to:
• our new unconventional, trail-blazing approach
• our potent agenda for the coming months, and
• some of the key people within our group.
We’ll also give you a preview of some of our upcoming influential speakers – who are instrumental in improving the success of startups.

Monday, August 21

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Inspire Charter Schools Vendor Fair

http://www.inspireschools.org/

Wednesday, August 23

Off-site event

Excel Charter School Vendor Fair

Brookhurst Community College Anaheim

https://www.excelacademy.education/calendar/event/vendor-fair/

Thursday, August 17

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Selling Your Story to the Investor Workshop

Presented by Persuasive Business Plans

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sell-your-story-to-investors-seminar-tickets-36839251192

 

Friday, August 25

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Inventors Forum Member Assistance Meeting

http://www.inventorsforum.org/

Tuesday, August 29

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Orange County Maker Challenge Orientation Meeting

http://www.ocmakerchallenge.com/

Orange County secondary and post-secondary student populations have an opportunity to participate in an integrated STEM design project. Join The Maker Challenge for an authentic experience and creative environment that combines STEM technologies, Art and Design in a culture of inquiry, problem solving, and active engagement!

Thursday, August 31

 

Summit Academy Vendor Fair

http://www.summitacademycs.org/

September 8-9

 

California Homeschool Network Annual Expo

http://www.californiahomeschool.net/expo/

We have a 2,000 sq ft event hall with an adjoined 16,000 sq ft workshop and offers the ability to hold corporate and team building events, build competitions, charity events, school and training programs, and parties.  The facility is complete with a Bose public address system and Dell over head projection system. The large space allows for many table configurations. We have a kitchen that can be used for staging and serving to large groups. We invite you visit Urban Workshop to see the space first hand and envision the possibilities of this truly unique and flexible space, or contact us at events@urbanworkshop.net to book your event today!

Registration now open for our 12 week STEM Program!

New for Fall 2017 is our Level 5 Expert Kids Program, which is our most challenging class series yet and will reinforce good shop work habits as the students learn even more advanced skills. The goal is for students to be safe and comfortable in all areas of an open shop environment. Students will learn the skills needed to intermingle technologies from other shop areas.

Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes for ages 10-16 start the week of September 10, 2017 – click here for complete details and to enroll today! Charter School parents: Did you know you can use your charter school funds for enrollment? We are registered vendors for many charter schools in Southern California!

It’s Our Anniversary! Join Us As We Celebrate!

Join us in celebrating our 3 year anniversary Saturday July 15, 2017!  Open house from 9AM to 4PM with snacks and lunch! As our 3 year mark approaches, we are continuing to make some BIG changes and with those big changes we would love your support! To get us to the finish line, we are hosting a fundraiser to promote the new look; all proceeds go directly toward our new Community room that fellow member (and metalwork artist) is remodeling!  Our goal is $1,500 and any amount is welcome! There are many ways to donate: stop by the front desk with cash, check, or Paypal (minibutmightycreative@gmail.com) Urban Workshop greatly appreciates those who have and will be donating!

Free Small Business Workshop – Double Header!

Join Urban Workshop on Thursday, June 22, 2017, as we host Tom Miller, President of Persuasive Business Plans, as he presents this free double-header workshop “The Color of Money and It Takes a Team to Fund A Company”! Learn to attract money and people to your business and accelerate your success!  Free tickets to this event can be found on our Eventbrite page!

Register today for Summer Camp!

This is not our average Summer Camp – more like old school shop classes! Your kids will have fun, get dirty, use loud and obnoxious tools and make a lot saw dust, metal chips and wire scraps along the way! Urban Workshop’s one-week Junior Maker summer camps will give your kids, ages 10 to 16, the hands-on experience of becoming a Maker and develop a life-long love of learning, creating, and building! Geared towards beginners, our program introduces them to a wide selection of hand tools and a wide variety of materials, all in a relaxed, pressure-free environment!

Register today by visiting our Youth Programs/Kids Summer Camp tab!

Free Small Business Workshop!

Thinking about starting a small business? Need money or partners to help grow your business? Have you reached a plateau in sales or seen your profits erode? THEN THIS SEMINAR IS FOR YOU! Join us Thursday, May 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. as we host Tom Miller, President of Persuasive Business Plans, as he presents this free seminar “Think It Through! It’s A Process, Not A Document!” *Research your industry and competitors *Develop a plan of action for your marketing, sales and operations *Create a budget based on solid, verifiable assumptions

Registration is now open for our 2017 Summer Camps!

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Registration is now open for our 2017 Summer Camps!

This summer we are offering Levels 1, 2 and 3, and enrollment will allow your child to advance to the next level in the Fall semester!

This is not your average summer camp – more like old school shop classes! Your kids will have fun, get dirty, use loud and obnoxious tools and make a lot of sawdust, metal chips and wire scraps along the way. For more information and registration, please visit our youthprograms/summercamp page!

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Free Small Business Seminar Thursday, February 16!

Thinking about starting a business? This seminar is for you! Join Urban Workshop as we host Tom Miller, President of Persuasive Business Plans, as he presents “Think It Through! It’s a Process, not a Document”.
Tom will show you how to research your industry and competitors, develop a written plan of action for your marketing, sales and operations, and create a budget based on solid, verifiable assumptions!

Free tickets are available on our Eventbrite page!

Last Week to Sign Up for Spring Semester!

Last Week to sign up for Spring semester! Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes for ages 10-16; call us at (949) 296-2153 or click on our youth overview page by Sunday 1/15 at 4:00 p.m. to enroll! Charter School parents: Did you know you can use your charter school funds for enrollment? We are registered vendors for many charter schools in Southern California!

Spring 2017 Youth STEM Registration Now Open!

Registration now open for our Spring 2017 12-week STEM program!  Beginner, intermediate & advanced classes for ages 10-16 start the week of January 16, 2017!

New for Spring 2017 is our Level 4 Expert Kids Program, which is our most challenging class series yet and will reinforce good shop work habits as the students learn even more advanced skills. The goal is for students to be safe and comfortable in all areas of an open shop environment. Students will learn the skills needed to intermingle technologies from other shop areas, such as building wooden furniture with metal support structures. These are no ordinary STEM classes, more like old school shop classes really. The kids will have fun, get dirty, use loud and obnoxious tools and make a lot saw dust, metal chips and wire scraps along the way!

Urban Workshop’s 12 Week Youth Learn and Build S.T.E.M. Program is designed to create a relaxed and pressure-free environment in which students, ages 10 to 16, learn to use a wide selection of hand and power tools with a variety of materials. Each individual class introduces participants to a new group of tools and techniques, and includes a project. Your child will build confidence and independence learning practical skills by experiencing firsthand engineering and technical problem solving. Using both traditional and high-end equipment, they will explore career opportunities that will benefit them for a lifetime.

Charter School Parents! Did you know you can use your Charter School funds? We are registered vendors with many Charter Schools in Orange County; please call to register at (949) 296-2153!