Fascinating, I didn't see anyone challenge the premise of the business model itself, funding businesses vs. funding a v 1.0 of a product which might be royalty based vs. equity. The language used, "entrepreneur" vs. "inventor" frames the problem and distracted potential solutions.
The emergence of Kickstarter and all those other crowdfunding sites should have been a sign.
What does this say for OpenIDEO and crowdsourcing innovation?
The companion product to this should be a way for the public at large to vote online away from the election site. If we solve the problem of overcrowding and congestion that will free up resources to help those with accessibility problems.
Is anyone working on a solution to have people vote using their IRS account? How about Turbo Tax? I'm positive there are millions of people that would pay $5 to vote online. What about through online Bank accounts?
It's counter intuitive, but solving the voting problem for the masses will free up accessibility resources. Implementation of this technology on site will be a huge hurdle. I can see the frustration with training already at an over crowded polling place.