People often ask me, "What's so special about Capital Factory?" My family wants to know why I spend so much time there. My friends think it might be a cult.
I tell them all the same thing:
It's the founders, stupid.
The startup founders are what make Capital Factory special. After all, being an entrepreneur is not a job for normal people. In fact, it's not really a job at all - it's more like a medical condition. If I told you I wanted to quit my job, drain my savings account, work 80 hour weeks, and subject myself to a constant stream of ego-crushing failures, you'd check me into a mental hospital.
But Capital Factory is full of wackos like this, and I love every one of them. In fact, it's these wackos that make Capital Factory great.
Where else can you hang out with more than a hundred people that are plotting their own course through the universe, making their own opportunities, and building the future right before your very eyes? Where else can you witness discovery, invention, and creation every single day? Where else can you see, on a regular basis, the triumph of will and determination over adversity?
Capital Factory is the only place I know of.
Without the founders, there could be no Capital Factory. Their optimism creates an incredible energy that is the soul of this place, and they are the reason I love being here.
Capital Factory is a lunatic asylum full of people crazy enough to think they can change the world.