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Burrill Alum Chris Meyer Creates Hype with Sector67

by Staff Monday, February 6, 2012

UW-Madison mechanical engineering master's alumnus, Chris Meyer, created a Center for Prototyping, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing titled, Sector67.

Meyer took second place in the G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition and third place in the Governor’s Business Plan 2010 with the Sector67 makers’ space concept. In October of the same year, the Sector67, space at 2100 Winnebago St. in Madison, “went live.”

As a 4,100 square-foot do-it-yourself space for current and aspiring  engineers, artists, programmers, tinkerers, and entrepreneurs of all kinds, Sector67provides members access to tools welders, mills, lathes, 3D printers, soldering equipment,  kilns, screenprinting equipment, a pottery wheel; materials like wood, metal, hardware, and electrical components; and even  co-working space for a second office. Additionally, Sector67 plays an important role in Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial community by providing space for activities including classes, camps, and non-conferences.

According to Burrill Business Plan Competition director, John Surdyk, Meyer “has been a strong supporter of the contest and other initiatives on campus,” including the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community.

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