I suggest you have the SEC allow regulation-exempt public stock offerings when the maximum individual investment is less than or equal to $100.00: http://crowdfundinglaw.com/. This would allow any entrepreneur to do a public offering for tiny investments, aka “crowdfunding”. Of course, this group of investors would then meet the prior existing relationship for other regulated private offers.
Create national events where both startups and investors can have booths like a trade show. This way investors can seek out great new companies and startups can get access to funding partners. 90% of great companies that do not get funding is not because of the idea, but it is because of lack of the correct exposure to the right investors.
New startups fail due to lack of physical resources, lack of financial resources, and lack of knowledge/training/education.
1.) Maker Fairs and "Hackerspaces", TechShop for example, are growing in popularity and people pay to attend them.
2.) A large infrastructure of Vo-Tech and community colleges exist across this country.
3.) A student loan system is already in place.... more »