Hey Folks, I have several startup ideas
Granite – a crowdfunding portal for core infrastructure projects (energy, roads, infrastructure, cyber hardening). money made from a portion of funds raised.
Cell – a crowdfunding portal for funding basic science research. I would like it to work out where if your crowdfund donation enables that lab to form a company, that you could then get a chance to invest as an equity crowdfunding investor or something like that. money made from a portion of funds raised. Goal would be to tie in with university labs pursuing worthwhile research at less well known schools/research areas.
Cheddar – Invest directly into rare food/beverage (wine, aged cheeses, rare cheese, whiskey) akin to otis, rally road, vinovest. money made from a portion of funds raised.
nTEL – rate and review slack groups, with hopes to expand into rating meetups. money made from advertising events.
I was curious if there would be any way to take granite and have it be something you could actually invest in? A lot of big public infrastructure projects are paid for with loans from big banks, but offering ownership of a project seems a little tricker to accomplish, which is why it would have to stay crowdfunding v. equity crowdfunding. Another pivot could be narrowing scope to crowdfunding cyber infrastructure for local and county level govts.