We formed Imagination Mechanics back in 2002 with this principle that still guides us today: do whatever it takes to control your own destiny. Since then, we've been fortunate enough to design and build some of the coolest stuff around. We've also torn down chicken coops, remodeled offices, and other, less prestigious forms of doing whatever it takes. Still, we haven't regretted our decision for a second – not even on the most brutal days. You can see some of our work here.
Recently, we've noticed a couple holes in the marketplace that we hope to fill.
First, if you work in a professional industry, there are a lot of options and resources for startups – like co-working spaces. The options are more scarce for the rest of us, and the monthly costs associated with operating your own shop add up fast. So, we opened The Imagination Mechanics Creative Consortium. It's like a co-working space but tailored for people who build/make things.
Like everything we do at Imagination Mechanics, the Creative Consortium is very DIY. You won't find
inspirational slogans, tiered membership plans, or guest speakers in the Creative Consortium. Instead, you'll find a small community of independent businesses supporting and celebrating each other's successes. We regularly share meals, host events, and introduce each other to clients.
We're always looking for more like-minded members. If you like to learn more, click here.
Finally, we just started a new project called the Idea Lab – “where wantrepreneurs become entrepreneurs.” So many people have great business ideas that they never follow through on, and – since we have some experience helping companies bring products to market – we're hoping to help people finally follow through. While we hope all the participants make a ton of money off their ideas and fulfill their wildest dreams, that's not what this project is about. We know people will find a new sense of pride and purpose when they see their ideas come to life, and that's something that money can't buy. Learn more about the Idea Lab here.