Board of Directors Recruitment

If you are interested in joining the Prototype Board of Directors, please join us on Thursday, Jan 25th from 6-8pm for a casual mixer. There will be snacks and great conversation. More info here.

Everything is a Prototype

What started as a personal studio for co-founders Erin Gatz (Oldynski) and E.Louise Larson is now a feminist makerspace. Prototype PGH was born from the idea that we are constantly prototyping the kind of world we want to live in. As two women who love making, educating, and Pittsburgh, this is our first prototype for the future. We see Prototype as a space where feminists of all genders are welcome to make things, fail quickly, and find the support to start all over again. 


Prototype is a recipient of the 100 Days of US grant through the Sprout Fund. We have also been selected to participate in Pittsburgh's impact accelerator program for nonprofits through Social Venture Partners. Our fiscal sponsor is New Sun Rising and we receive legal consultation from Trellis Legal LLC.

GET involved


Prototypers have access to shared tools, space, events, knowledge, and support. All genders and disciplines are welcome to join.