The Spark’s mission is to illuminate, illustrate, and inspire innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship across the spectrum of human experience. The first location in Austin will have an emphasis on technology, games, social media, music, art, food, education, fitness and health, and increasingly medicine. The “Internet of Things” including wearables will be central to The Spark.
Our visitors of all ages will see that you don’t have to be rich, white, famous, male, or a genius to innovate. They will see that innovation takes place right here in our community every day. They will learn from the past and peer into the future. They will make connections that they never anticipated. Above all else, they will learn that innovation is a deeply human activity, with victories and defeats, celebrations and tragedies.
Through immersive, interactive experiences, they will see that they, too, have the capacity to learn from other great innovators and to innovate themselves.
Our idea is in the early stages of evolution, and every idea listed here (even our logo) will improve as our diversely talented advisory councils continue brainstorming and planning. Concepts we are committed to include: