43North for Detroit

Create a $5M+ per year fund sponsored by the City, State, and/or nonprofits. 43North invests $5M per year in startups that move to Buffalo. This accelerator is funded by the State of New York as part of its Buffalo Billion program. 43North’s Grand Prize winner gets a $1 million investment. Create thousands of jobs inContinue reading “43North for Detroit”

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”

Y Combinator 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 “Y Combinator for Manufacturing”

Recreate Ancient Foods

Note: This idea is on my list of solutions to The World’s Biggest Problems. Problem: We have selectively bred or genetically modified most nutrients out of most foods. Solution: Reintroduce the best traits of ancient fruits and vegetables into modern crops. Master Plan: Model: Big Purple Tomato The purple tomato was invented by Professor Cathie MartinContinue reading “Recreate Ancient Foods”

Utopic Studio

Indie = 100% Ownership I’m prioritizing independence in this phase of my career. Individual startups in my portfolio can and will raise outside capital when they’re ready to be independent. But Utopic LLC, the original parent company, will always stay 100% mine. Startup = Anything I Want to Create Any funding: Bootstrapped → VC/PE AnyContinue reading “Utopic Studio”

2024 Presidential Projections

This list has nothing to do with who I personally want to be President. 2024 Presidential Candidates: Ranking: Candidate: Base: Lane: 1. Donald Trump S S→N→W→C 2. Joe Biden B B→D→C→A 3. Kamala Harris B B→D→A→C? 4. Stacey Abrams D D→A→B→C? 5. Ron DeSantis S S→W→N→E? 6. Ted Cruz E W→E→S→N? 7. Pete Buttigieg BContinue reading “2024 Presidential Projections”

Thanedar’s Game

Think: Axelrod’s Tournament meets Model UN. Problem: Real-world political and economic experiments take decades to demonstrate their ultimate successes and failures and can lead to significant hardship and loss of life. Design and implement political and economic systems for your Cryptocountry to compete for Citizens and Wealth. Featuring Protocols and Gameplay that make it easyContinue reading “Thanedar’s Game”

The 2 Types of Independents

Part 1 is The 4 Types of Democrats. Part 2 is The 4 Types of Republicans. Part 3 is The 8 Lanes in US Politics. Summary: Moderate Independent: Unify the two moderate Democratic + two moderate Republican lanes. Populist Independent: Unify the two populist Democratic + two populist Republican lanes. Background: 4 Types of Democrats + 4 TypesContinue reading “The 2 Types of Independents”