Open Collective
Open Collective

HackerspaceSG

HackerspaceSG is a community centre for Singapore's tech and maker scenes.

About


(If you prefer to pay in USD, please visit our GitHub Sponsors page.)

HackerspaceSG is Singapore's very own hackerspace.

There are hundreds of such hackerspaces around the world, where people with common interests in computers, technology, science, digital and electronic art, come together to meet, socialise and collaborate.

Built by and for geeks, nerds, inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs, HackerspaceSG is the Singapore tech and maker communities' home, living room and laboratory. Come hang out with the community in the evenings. Co-work with us during the day. We also host regular events, meetups, presentations, workshops, and movie nights for everyone.


Why are we raising funds?

HackerspaceSG has always been a physical space that serves the greater tech and maker communities in Singapore. We've survived almost 12 years and a pandemic thanks to the financial contributions from our members and supporters, but we're looking to spread the load out a little more.

Here are some of the things we'd like to do:
  • Infrastructure improvements to make our new space better
    • As of July 2022: install better lighting, and paint some of the walls white to make our place better for events
  • Spread out the financial costs of operating the space — more people means everyone gets to pay less!
    • When we get closer to our goal, our aim is to revise membership prices down, because we want more people to be able to use the space and keep our community active and connected.
  • Have open nights for anyone to be able to come in, work on their own projects, and interact with people (if you'd like to attend one, let us know in our Telegram group chat!)
  • Nurture, engage, and involve students and career switchers in our tech and maker communities, so that Singapore's tech community continues to stay vibrant!
Our estimated monthly operational costs (rent, bills, cleaning) are approximately $3,700 SGD. We moved to a new place in October 2021, which was 28% cheaper than our old one (downside: we're now on the fifth floor with no lift), but we're hoping to eventually get back on a stable financial footing, and move to more accessible venues to create a space for more people to learn, work, and hack at!

As the tech and maker communities we've touched have grown tremendously since our founding in 2009, we hope that more people would be willing to chip in with a small, regular monthly contribution. We'll be able to keep the lights on, and do so much more, with 300 people contributing $16/month each. (That's $4,800 a month, which would let us survive, and give us a healthy 30% buffer for us for improvements, or just to let us save up for a newer, more accessible space.)

Would you be willing to be one of our 300 Spartans helping keep our space and community alive?

(p.s. New and curious about Open Collective? Here's the link to their payment documentation. If you're unable to cancel the recurring payment to HackerspaceSG on your end and need help, please contact us and we'll try to assist the best we can.)

(p.p.s. Don't want to create an account? You can make a one-time contribution using this Stripe payment link!)

How can I get in touch?

Our Telegram group is the main method for people to get in touch with the HackerspaceSG community. Check out our Connect page for more methods to connect with everyone!

Can I help share this page at events?

We've created a QR code directly to this page. Scan this!

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Financial Contributions

Goal
Supporter (monthly)

We'll thank you by name on our new Supporters page (when it's up). Every little bit helps!

$84 SGD of $3,700 SGD / month raised (2%)

Starts at$16 SGD / month

Latest activity by


+ 1
One-time contribution
Supporter (one-time)

If you're just passing by — thank you for your contribution towards helping us maintain a physical space for Singapore's tech and maker communities!

Starts at$50 SGD

Latest activity by


+ 3
Membership
Membership (monthly)

Be a pillar of our community, and get 24/7 access to the space. (See hackerspace.sg/membership for details.)

Starts at$64 SGD / month

Latest activity by


Membership
Membership (yearly)

(If you'd like to pay yearly.) Be a pillar of our community, and get 24/7 access to the space. (See hackerspace.sg/membership for details.)

Starts at$1,536 SGD / year

Top financial contributors

1
Tai Shi Ling

S$1,280 SGD since Dec 2021

2
Sam Hon

S$276 SGD since Nov 2021

3
Ambrose Chua

S$256 SGD since Jun 2022

4
Gergo Erdi

S$240 SGD since Oct 2021

5
Martin Brochhaus

S$200 SGD since Sep 2021

6
Ragunathan Arul Kumaran

S$200 SGD since Nov 2021

7
Valentine C

S$192 SGD since Mar 2021

8
Saurabh Dutta

S$192 SGD since Sep 2021

9
S3Z

S$192 SGD since Jul 2022

10
Natalie Tay

S$100 SGD since Sep 2021

11
harish pillay

S$100 SGD since Sep 2021

12
Thomas Gorissen

S$100 SGD since Nov 2021

13
Yang Ye

S$50 SGD since Nov 2021

14
Vickreman Harvey Chettiar

S$32 SGD since Jul 2022

HackerspaceSG is all of us

Our contributors 16

Thank you for supporting HackerspaceSG.

Valentine C

Admin

$192 SGD

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you do...

Tai Shi Ling

Membership (monthly)

$1,280 SGD

Sam Hon

Supporter (one-time)

$276 SGD

Ambrose Chua

Membership (monthly)

$256 SGD

Gergo Erdi

Supporter (monthly)

$240 SGD

Martin Brochhaus

Supporter (one-time)

$200 SGD

Ragunathan Ar...

Supporter (one-time)

$200 SGD

Saurabh Dutta

Supporter (monthly)

$192 SGD

S3Z

Membership (monthly)

$192 SGD

Natalie Tay

Supporter (one-time)

$100 SGD

harish pillay

Supporter (one-time)

$100 SGD

Thomas Gorissen

Supporter (one-time)

$100 SGD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to HackerspaceSG (Supporte...

Credit from Gergo Erdi to HackerspaceSG

+$20.00SGD
Completed
Contribution #481534
Monthly financial contribution to HackerspaceSG (Supporte...

Credit from Saurabh Dutta to HackerspaceSG

+$16.00SGD
Completed
Contribution #480163
Monthly financial contribution to HackerspaceSG (Supporte...

Credit from Vickreman Harvey Chettiar to HackerspaceSG

+$16.00SGD
Completed
Contribution #554226
S$
Today’s balance

$3,260.15 SGD

Total income

$3,260.15 SGD

Total disbursed

--.-- SGD

Estimated annual budget

$4,690.22 SGD