Hi there, I'm Ken.
I'm a partner at Makespace Group, gathering modern creators and consumers at the intersection of brand, culture and physical space. I'm currently leading The Public, a modern food hub and commerce platform uniting food lovers and food makers; and 1M, or onemillionfeet.com, a community platform for downtown and main street development, one million square feet at a time.
I co-founded Startup Edmonton, a community hub for entrepreneurs, and Flightpath Ventures, advising and investing in early stage tech startups. Since then, I've led the development of several innovation campuses and spaces from initial concept to building operation, including Platform Calgary, Mercer Warehouse, and Elko Engineering Garage at the University of Alberta. As an innovation policy shaper, I led as Director of Entrepreneurship at Edmonton Economic Development, and was a founding advisor of the Startup Canada Communities initiative.
Canada Should Focus on Startup Communities
Return on Community
Alberta Views Magazine
Legacy in Action Magazine
Startup Project Puts Big Bet on Edmonton
The Globe & Mail
Recognized in Avenue Magazine’s inaugural "Top 40 Under 40" and Alberta Venture Magazine’s "50 Most Influential People"
I speak, write and consult on developing innovation campuses and the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and community building. I often work with startup community leaders, real estate developers, economic development agencies, and university incubators.
To work on something together, book a workshop or talk, or if you have something else in mind, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.