The Front Door

We Need A YC for Everything This is Problem #3 on my list of The World’s Biggest Problems. The short answer is you need to know somebody. If you don’t already know one of them, you’re not getting in the front door. Those who do break through without connections take a grueling path to success,Continue reading “The Front Door”

YC for Politics

An accelerator for rising stars in politics Create a new front door for politics and government. YC did this for VC. This has massively increased the pool of potential startup founders. We can create a YC-like path for less privileged people to become politicians. Network and fundraise from the Democratic or Republican establishment. This systemContinue reading “YC for Politics”

Effective Immigration

This is Solution #6 on my list of The World’s Biggest Problems. Introduction Increasing immigration is one of the best forms of effective altruism. Each 1% rise in the labor force through increased immigration leads to $100B in gains for immigrants and $17B in net benefits for host countries. This is more than the $70BContinue reading “Effective Immigration”

The Money Problem

Money vs. Meaning Everyone has a number where they’d be financially ‘free’. The gap between this number and your current wealth is your money problem. Most people would quit if they had $100K+ to cover their next 1-2 years. This is Personal Capital. Many people need $10K or less to start their passion project. See:Continue reading “The Money Problem”

Y Combinator for Mittelstands

Both of these ideas are on my list of solutions to The World’s Biggest Problems. DM or email me if you want to invest! Summary: Accelerator: Invest the first $100K+ to help new pre-Mittelstands launch and grow. Ventures: Invest $1M+ to help pre-Mittelstands go from $1M to $10M+ revenue. Most VCs won’t fund niche servicesContinue reading “Y Combinator for Mittelstands”

Utopic Live

Who: Ambitious OptimistsWhen: Summer 2023Where: On A Lake in Michigan Featuring: Utopic Debates Instead of panel discussions or speeches, our main events are competitive debates. Rules: Lincoln—Douglas debates. One hour per topic. One on One. Debaters TBD Three Days to Change the World — And Your Life New Ideas Every Hour No slide decks orContinue reading “Utopic Live”

Public Ventures

How Governments Can Run VC Funds The public should get equity in businesses that take government funding. No more free-money bailouts for billionaires. Public VC funds share in the upside when the startups they fund succeed. This incentivizes governments to invest more in earlier-stage startups. Public VC is a renewable economic resource. Successful investments inContinue reading “Public Ventures”

Hidden Ambition

We’re scared of losing, but we’re terrified of being called a loser. We grew up watching elementary school bullies pick on the “nerds”. If you’re like me, you were usually the target of the teasing. It’s easy to internalize the idea that being ambitious isn’t cool. Social media is full of bullies making fun ofContinue reading “Hidden Ambition”

Utopic Club

🌎 Changing the world. 🚀 Ideas for new inventions. 🧑‍🔬 Science that saves lives. 💸 Maximizing effective altruism. Examples: Platonic Academy, Bloomsbury Group, The Factory. What clubs like this exist now? It’s easy to predict that an ambitious project will fail. We choose to be optimistic not because it is easy, but because it isContinue reading “Utopic Club”