Since the day I first arrived in Kent I was attracted to the eclectic, edgy nature of things here. It’s like everything is just a little off centered — which compared to some of our homogenized neighbor cities — was really refreshing. Odd is good, especially in today’s innovation based economy that relies on a steady stream of fresh new ideas from people that don’t accept convention as an upper limit. You’ll find a lot more funky ideas coming out of a funky place, so to me Kent is an innovation factory in action; it’s a “thinkubator” city. I’ve always wanted to find a way to capture that “thinkubator” culture and create a space locally that accelerates that rate of thinkubation.
In case you’re thinking I’ve lost my mind at this point, here’s an article that describes what I’m talking about.
Anybody want to sign up to help get one of these built in Kent? Drop me an email and we’ll get’er done.