I concur with Brendan Baker as he talks about how the tech startup market seems to be growing with ever incremental and derivative products.
He challenges us to be bold and ambitious.
This resonates deeply with me. I’m always on the lookout for wild crazy visionary types and my mind easily wanders when I hear shopping carts, ipad educational books, shopping comparison engines.. yadda.. yadda.. yadaa
Yesterday I went to a founders dating meetup (biz <-> tech people) and nothing grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and said ‘join me now you idiot!’. Of course I probably have romanticized/high expectations, rose coloured glasses.
Actually there was one guy that started to talk about space colonies and such, which immediately got my eyebrow raised, but on deeper investigations all I got was a lot of arm waving and I wasn’t enthralled that they were truly serious in their post worldly pursuits. Pity.
A lot of biz people I spoke to didn’t give me a sense that they were that passionate about their projects. Although almost everyone used the same Steve Jobs (now cliched) quote of ‘lets make a dent in the universe’ (please not again).
Some were interested in merely just getting funding (with whatever product), which is at odds with my preference for early revenue generating bootstrap opportunities.
Anyone want to reach for the stars?
Posted on 10 Feb 2012.