In trying to best describe what IceBlink Group is striving for, I was reminded of what the great economist Sir John Hicks said about his contemporary, the legendary John Maynard Keynes…
“I have been amazed by the way he manages to cut through the tangle of difficulties that beset him, and go straight for the really important things. He succeeds because he makes free use of his superb intuition and acute observation of the real world, in order to discard the inessentials and go straight for the essential.”
Einstein said, “The aim of science is parsimony.” We also think there is a place for parsimony in business and life.
I love what the Kaos Pilots are doing – well worth checking out if you want some fresh air in your business. Yes they can do things outside Denmark, check out their global map and get a lightbulb near you.
The global FabLab scene is all about providing people with the physical tools so they can make stuff. I think there are more than forty now. The best one I’ve seen is in Amsterdam.
The two Hubs in London (at King’s Cross and Islington) are well worth checking out, here’s a link to the Islington one – great as a place to put on events too yourself, and join as a monthly member.
Another place where you can get office space with other like-minded creative entrepreneury people is The Cube. Its located on Commercial St in the east end of London.
The folks at Seedcamp are a great way into the start-up scene in London. Get in touch if you have an idea that you want seed funding for, and they run a competition every week and give lots of advice.
Check out the meet-ups at Meetup.com happening in London for start-ups – the two that I’ve been checking out are Minibar and DrinkTank.