Written by Ryan Moran, factor(e)
Any cursory review of any Canadian news source, social media platform, business and industry report, or grape vine/word of mouth conversation, reveals that there is a swelling sense of excitement about Hamilton, Ontario, and what is happening here. Possibly the most exciting thing about this buzz, is its complete lack of specific identity. What I mean, of course, is that it is not talk of “what is happening in Hamilton” as specifically concerning it being a centre of innovation, of business development and opportunity, of being a real-estate gold mine, or of its burgeoning creative and cultural community. Rather, it is talk of all these things together, and even more importantly, of all these things working together in synergy to develop and bolster the experience of living, working, and being in Hamilton.
Moreover, it is undeniable that at the fore of this excited buzz, are events such as LiON’S LAIR, by organizations such as Innovation Factory.
So, when it comes to any reason why we at factor[e] design initiative would want to sponsor, support, and play any role in helping Innovation Factory bring LiON’S LAIR to the community, simply put, we have every reason.
At factor[e] we are whole hearted believers in the big picture. Specifically, in how the inspired integration of design, tech, strategy, and story can play together, creating a symphony of meaning that evokes not just the response desired by our clients, but a positive reaction in the communities in which they operate. We believe that what we do is to bring together all these parts, and employ them in service of people, achieving results that ultimately contribute to the building of communities.
And this is precisely what we see Innovation Factory doing with their LiON’S LAIR competition. Encouraging emerging business leaders, creative minds, and innovative pioneers to come together, build not just business plans, but ideas, envision bigger pictures, and ultimately contribute to the community and character of Hamilton.
With LiON’S LAIR, what the prize means to the organization that wins is actually only second to what it means for the Hamilton community. As what it means to the Hamilton community is that we have come together as a community, contributed our mutual skills and expertise, helped realize people’s dreams, and celebrated ideas and innovation.
factor[e] design initiative is thrilled to be a part of LiON’S LAIR, and wishes all the finalists the best of luck.