First Annual Maker Day at Maker13 Thursday, August 16th


Makers are where technology meets DIY. The Maker Movement is all about using technology to empower yourself to create your own things and the technology you want to exist. Through spaces like Maker13, Makers are creating everything from home decor to hardware to 3D printed toys to life-saving medical devices.

Kentuckiana’s product designers, inventors, hackers, and tinkerers are the future of our manufacturing industry, but making and selling a physical product is no easy feat. Join 1804, Maker13, and Elevate as we host our first Maker Day to give “Makerpreneurs” the insights, tips, resources, and peer connections they need to go from “Eureka!” to a growing business.

Join us for the first half of the day to learn more about branding, marketing, and protecting your intellectual property. Then, stay to connect with your fellow Makers and take Maker13’s equipment for a spin. In the evening, we’re hosting a Happy Hour and a fun workshop with our friends at Level Up. Finally, we’ll cap off the day with a fireside chat featuring Maker and entrepreneur extraordinaire Alli Truttmann, Founder/CEO of Wicked Sheets.

See below for the full day of programming. RSVP for the full day or for specific activities. Register today to join us and don’t forget to bring a friend!

Maker Day Programming

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Business Translator 101 with lunch provided by Elevate Ventures
Brand Strategist Angie Hibner teaches companies how to answer the who, what, why and how about their business.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property
Looking to patent or trademark your invention? Learn the “dos and don’ts” of filing for intellectual property from product developer and serial entrepreneur Ed Fancher, president of AdaptivEndo.

2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Coworking and Maker13 Tour
Get some work done while connecting with your fellow Makers. You will also be able to tour Maker13 and take some equipment for a spin. Bring a high-resolution digital file (EPS, PNG, JPG) of your logo to have it etched on a wine or beer glass!

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Maker Happy Hour feat. Level Up**
Take a break from the entrepreneur grind and join us for a Happy Hour featuring food and drinks served up by Southern Indiana’s Donum Dei Brew-stillery. During the Happy Hour, join Level Up** for a fun workshop where instructor Trenton Farris will teach you how to make Cigar Box Lamps.

**Separate registration is required for the Level Up Workshop ($45/person; Space is limited; RSVP here!)

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Fireside Chat with Alli Truttmann, Founder & CEO of Wicked Sheets
Entrepreneur and Maker Alli Truttmann used her night sweats to develop Wicked Sheets, bedding that wicks sweat away from your body like your favorite exercise clothes. Today, Wicked Sheets is a fast-growing startup, which recently sold out on QVC. We’ll be talking to Alli about her QVC experience, the challenges she faced in bringing her invention to the market, her advice for other Makers and entrepreneurs, and what’s next for Wicked Sheets.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have questions about the Level Up workshop, please click here. Please send all other questions regarding Maker Day programming to

What should I bring?

Workshop and coworking attendees should bring a laptop, notebook, and pen/pencil. If you plan to attend the coworking event, bring a high-resolution digital file (JPG, PNG, EPS) with your company’s logo to have it etched on a beer or wine glass!

How do I register for the Level Up Workshop?

The Level Up lamp-making workshop requires a separate registration through the Level Up website. The class fee is $45 and space is limited.