The inspiration of HelloMaker dates back to when Elsa Bosemark was in elementary grade. Her school opened a tinker lab and Elsa fell in love with hands-on creating and learning. In middle school, she continued to stay involved by volunteering there as a teacher assistant.
During the summer of 2020, the struggles and inequalities of Covid inspired Elsa to share her passion for making to help students feel less isolated and passive. With the aim to develop an accessible virtual maker community, HelloMaker was born. HelloMaker has grown to an organization led by a team of ten motivated and enthusiastic students ages 14 to 18 years old.