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?
SPACE started as an empty space in 2015. It has since grown into a community. We are a coworking space & gallery & shop — A SPACE to _______.
We operate on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. 49°16'47.6"N 123°04'36.6"W