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Power of Big Ideas Discussion and Tour

  • The Columbus Idea Foundry 421 W State St Columbus, OH 43215 (map)

Sometimes it takes embracing big ideas to propel a city forward, and the Columbus Idea Foundry is a great example. It provides a place where anyone can explore their urge to make things. Working together, Foundry-ites marry ideas and talents, tools and resources, experience and opportunity into a shared community of making. It is a place where furniture and sculpture and jewelry and drones and motorcycles and 3D printers and chessboards and video games come to life in the hands of artists, artisans, techies and entrepreneurs. The Idea Foundry is both a physical place – 60,000 square feet of workshops and offices; working nooks, classrooms and communal spaces – and a state of mind: the belief that everyone has the potential to bring ideas to life if given the space, the equipment and the support to empower the inner maker.

Alex Bander
Founder & CEO of the
Idea Foundry