Business Source July - August 2018 - Page 24

Maker 13 owners John Riley and Christy Riley What’s a makerspace? A place that helps entrepreneurs achieve success For the most part, though, the husband and wife are alone in their fledgling endeavor. It’s stressful, John said. But it’s worth it. One reason why is the people the Rileys get to help: entrepreneurs like them. The Rileys started Maker13 with business own- ers in mind, and they’ve gotten what they’ve asked for: from crafters to engineers. “We’ve got some really cool makers here,” said Christy. And they’ve made some even cooler things. ENABLING INNOVATION A 3D printer works on creating a cartoon character at Maker 13. 24 July / August 2018 Chris Cruise made the first few flags on his own. He crafted them from retired Kentucky bourbon barrels — carefully hand chiseling each star and stripe onto their surfaces. Chris gave the finished product to his dad and father-in-law, both former