The studio, which we told you about in January, is essentially an industrial co-working space that gives members access to huge, expensive machinery to make prototypes of their ideas.
The tech blog said that entrepreneurs from Boston, Delaware, New Jersey and as far away as Florida showed up for the chance to become the next Ron Popeil (Ronco food dehydrator, Showtime rotisserie, that air mattress you hang from a garage ceiling to keep from banging doors but it’s actually just a pool raft):
By 1 a.m. on Saturday, there were about 130 people camping out in a nearby parking lot rented by NextFab … despite an ongoing thunderstorm. Several people waiting in line Saturday morning said they had been waiting since 5 a.m.
It’s pretty significant that ABC selected NextFab as the only audition location in the Northeast. That’s a testament to the work they’re doing in their new space at 2025 Washington Avenue, and it provides at least a partial explanation for why a developer might put 43 apartments in a practically deserted corner of Point Breeze.