Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Joins in Circuit Launch Grand Opening to Welcome Hardware-Focused Coworking Facility, and New Headquarters of Type A Machines

Mayor Libby Schaaf Welcomes Circuit Launch and Type A Machines To Oakland

I’m excited to have Type A Machines and Circuit Launch bring their exciting products, expertise, and facilities to our amazing city,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “We look forward to the new startups and jobs created at Circuit Launch.

Circuit Launch and Type A Machines today announced the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Circuit Launch facility, a newly-dedicated 30,000 square foot coworking space dedicated to hardware startups, and the new headquarters of Type A Machines.

When & Where:

Media tours of the coworking facility begin @ 11 am PDT

Noon – Program with remarks by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Circuit Launch founder Erik Katz and Andrew Rutter, Type A Machines founder and CEO

8000 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

“I’m excited to have Type A Machines and Circuit Launch bring their exciting products, expertise, and facilities to our amazing city,” said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. “Oakland fosters creativity and innovation. We welcome Type A Machines to our great city and look forward to welcoming the new companies and jobs created at Circuit Launch.”

Circuit Launch is an innovative new approach for electronic hardware startups to come together as a community. The coworking space is designed so entrepreneurs learn and grow together, while benefiting from dedicated hardware development equipment and shared resources. The facility offers flexible configurations of office, lab, and meeting space for companies to create, test, and iterate, all in one place.

“Bay Area startups frequently rely on coworking spaces, such as incubators, accelerators, and shared offices, to develop their products and business models. Unfortunately, these spaces don’t scale economically and have difficulty serving startups which produce tangible products,” said Erik Katz, founder of Circuit Launch. “Electronic hardware startups need spaces that support their businesses from concept through early production runs. Most though find themselves outstripping simple office set-ups, yet unprepared to acquire their own manufacturing equipment or ability to outsource expensive limited production runs – that’s where…

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