Utopic Flywheel

Is it possible to mass-produce creative works?

Edison’s Lab, Disney’s Studio, and Warhol’s Factory are all proof it’s possible.

Utopic is my contribution to this field.


This is my flywheel for Utopic. I will update it as my ambitions expand:

This diagram is my publicly calling my shot on January 25, 2022: This whole Utopic flywheel will be working within five years.

Utopic LLC is my personal capital holding company:

  • Utopic Studio is my indie startup studio.
  • Utopic Ventures will be my fund to invest in other founders.
  • Utopic News is my newsletter exploring solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems.
  • Utopic Live will be a conference full of people solving the World’s Biggest Problems.
  • Utopic Club will be a community of people solving the World’s Biggest Problems.
  • Utopic Foundation will be a nonprofit funding solutions to the World’s Biggest Problems.

My flywheel is inspired by Walt Disney’s flywheel for his Studio, originally published in 1957:

This idea is a work-in-progress. If you’d like to riff on it, hit me up @neilthanedar on Twitter.

Published by Neil Thanedar

Neil Thanedar is an entrepreneur, investor, scientist, altruist, and author. He is the founder & CEO of Utopic, his startup studio. He is also the founder & chairman of Air to All, a 501(c)3 nonprofit medical device startup, and Labdoor, a consumer watchdog with $7M+ in funding and 20M+ users. He previously co-founded Avomeen Analytical Services, a product development and testing lab acquired for $30M+ in 2016. He has worked with community organizations since 2007 and political campaigns since 2016 to fight for better education and economic opportunities in Michigan.