Impact

Located in a warehouse in North Oakland, Prototype PGH is currently an entirely volunteer run organization with over 150 paying members. We provide access to high tech tools and equipment, offer workshops that prioritize the experiences of women, and cultivate a gender-inclusive professional support network. In 2017 we received a grant from the Sprout Fund to engage women in technology workshops. Over the course of the year, we engaged over 600 women in our workshops, classes, and events. We’ve also partnered with the Mayor’s Office on Inclusive Innovation Week, hosted a residency for students from the Ontario College of Art and Design, presented at the annual Google design conference SPAN, and participated in the Full Circle nonprofit accelerator program through Social Venture Partners. As a result of our workshops and classes we’ve seen women getting raises, promotions, starting their own businesses, and hiring one another.