Jon is the CEO of Mesentech (since 2018), a bio-tech company based in Vancouver. He has lived in several countries and speaks several languages, and since 2017 has been at Space... 'It’s my studio, I look forward to coming here every day'. We had a chat. It was full of anecdotes, stories, and... inspiring.
So, Space isn't a corner office in a downtown high-rise, or a lab, why work here?
So much happens at Space that is not like an office. I can bring my kids, or show up later in the evening for the atmosphere.
You are passionate about teaching/explaining things... for example?
I am fascinated by how things work. I love de-mystifying nature, especially to kids.
You have collaborated with a few people at Space on various projects... like what?
I am working with Pat on a modular/adaptive child’s bed that fits in a small space and you can change it for a baby, toddler, and growing child, without having to buy and get rid of different beds.
When we talked on the phone you were listening to music. Song of the moment?