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.
Make it easier for startups and small businesses to secure Friends and Family funding through equity financing - we shouldn't have to create a PPM for this like it's an angel round. It's crucial to early bootstrapping...
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 »