WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Groover Labs is leveraging Wichita’s strength as a manufacturing city to benefit businesses in addition to aviation. The company offers room to collaborate and technology to make prototyping more accessible.
Groover Labs co-founder Tracey Hoover sees the big picture.
“Hopefully it will be a place for startups to get started,” Hoover said.
Connect ideas to opportunities.
“We have a pick and place machine because a lot of things now contain circuit boards, so you can design a circuit board and have them manufactured in low numbers,” Hoover said.
“It takes you from concept to execution,” said Ingrid Green, executive director of Drones 4 Girls.
Green is taking advantage of everything Groover Labs has to offer.
“I saw all the spaces and thought, oh, we can actually fly drones here, and in classrooms, we can actually teach girls how to code drones and here we can fix and repair drones in the lab area where we have tables for big flashlights and CNC machines, and we can make motherboards, and I just lit up.
Turning competition in business into a place for collaboration.
“Every day I come here, I meet other founders, other entrepreneurs, and people I can partner with, collaborate with, and sink my feet into Wichita,” Green said.
Groover Labs has different levels of membership.
The goal is to create a space where Wichita can be an affordable and thriving place to start a community.