What is MakerFest?

MakerFest is the Indian continuation of Maker Faire hosted across America, Europe, Africa and Japan. Maker Faire, which launched in California in 2006, now hosts hundreds of thousands attendees. It is the amalgamation of festivals celebrating the innovators and an art show with booths for inventors, demonstrations, and workshops for attendees.

Stretching from every corner of India, Maker Fest is about developing a great maker community where people can learn and share about making. Creators, artists and hobbyists across the country are invited to present their contemporary applications of ideas using the vast ocean of art, science and technology. It is brought to the city by Silicon Valley-based Venture Capitalist and founder of the Motwani Jadeja Foundation - Ms. Asha Jadeja along with Yuvalay ELab and MS University.

We believe that some makers may start small, but could have an enormous impact even globally. That is why this platform is provided to bring all the creations of ‘makers’ out from their homes to the light.

For example : a tinkerer in the village of Chotila plays around with a few materials and designs and comes up with a fabulous local refrigerator – now widely adopted and recognized as Mittikool.

Founder Vision

Our vision is to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship in India at the grassroots level. I’ve attended the California Maker Faire with my children for many years so I’ve seen the impact it can have. Maker Faires are filled with people like you and me who are just making things at home and when they get the chance to share their projects and find collaborators, great new products and companies emerge. We hope this will be the first of many events, and that Maker Fest will spread across India to showcase makers, tinkerers, and do-ers of every stripe.
– Asha Jadeja