Detroit vs. Shenzhen

Let’s honor and build on this legacy by making Detroit the home of America’s new manufacturing revolution. Turn Detroit into a free trade and advanced manufacturing zone. Create a concentrated supply chain in Detroit near the US-Canada border. Create thousands of jobs in Detroit. Manufacture critical supplies in America close to where they’re needed most.Continue reading “Detroit vs. Shenzhen”

YC for Manufacturing

Invest in a new American hub for rapid R&D and manufacturing of critical products. See: Detroit vs. Shenzhen Newark secured a $50M partnership last year to relocate HAX’s US headquarters. Funding: $25M from New Jersey (NJEDA) + $25M from VC firm SOSV. Detroit: Raise $50M+ to build a manufacturing and technology accelerator in the City.Continue reading “YC for Manufacturing”

Studios vs. Startups

Startup = Growth. No company can grow forever with just one product. The best startups launch, buy, and grow many products. Xerox → PARC Google → X Amazon → Grand Challenge Google → Alphabet Facebook → Meta Keeping their startups in perpetual studio mode is key to staying relevant for another generation. Running an indieContinue reading “Studios vs. Startups”

Founders vs. VCs

If you’re really ambitious in startups, there’s only ever been two paths: founder vs. VC. Founders go deep on one company. VCs get to build a broad portfolio. So they’re incentivized to keep founders locked up in their original startups. They don’t want founders to diversify. VCs want a portfolio for themselves but not forContinue reading “Founders vs. VCs”

Decentralized Failsafes

When someone steals your crypto, it’s gone forever. How can we build this feature into decentralized finance (DeFi)? We need a decentralized consensus mechanism to track and reverse theft of digital assets. One Coin = One Vote rules exposes blockchain protocols to the risk of 51% attacks. Example: The Beanstalk protocol was robbed of $182MContinue reading “Decentralized Failsafes”

Recreate Ancient Foods

This industrialization of food is a leading contributor to many modern health problems. Rewind hundreds of years of food industrialization in a decade or less. Reengineer one ancient fruit. Mass produce it and sell it to the world. Use that money to industrialize the engineering of 100s of new crops. While doing above, also keepContinue reading “Recreate Ancient Foods”