Discovering Innovation at Your Doorstep

I’ve been reminded in recent weeks that you can’t throw a rock in this town without hitting someone in the midst of doing it their way, beating their own drum, inventing something new. We sometimes forget that the city of Patrick Henry and Oliver Hill has more than a few centuries of revolutionary ideas under its belt.

As a founding partner in a thre e-year collaborative effort to connect creative dots and showcase innovative talent across the Richmond region, Floricane is excited at the prospect of learning from more than 20 largely unsung innovators during a day-long,  TED-with-a-twist showcase on June 23.

Called i.e.– of course – the event will be held in a still-undisclosed downtown warehouse space during the day. In addition to presentations by two dozen “provocateurs”, participants will be challenged to think in new ways and to help shape a three-year drive to celebrate the innovative, creative and do-it-yourself spirit that is Richmond.

Floricane has purchased a handful of tickets to this event to give to its community of innovators and provocateurs. It’s our way of stacking the deck – making sure the room is filled with some familiar, challenge-oriented faces.

We’ll be drawing names from a hat on Wednesday, June 15. If you’re free to attend the event on June 23 – and want to challenge conventional wisdom even as you are challenged by some unconventional thinkers – email us a one-sentence statement that describes your favorite Richmond innovator (person or organization).

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