Problems I'd like to work on.
Research shows that incubated firms have lower survival rates than their non-incubated counterparts. The extant model is a 5-year-old derivative of Y-Combinator. It's possible to custom-design and implement the incubator/accelerator vehicle - cheaply. Now is the time to think critically about what actually creates durable companies and drives regional economic development. And how to do it at scale.
The core problem with healthcare is a lack of transparency into the true cost of care and medicine. A third-party payer system (patient + care provider + insurance company) prevents transparent pricing and thus keeps costs artificially high, usually at the expense of the next generation.
The key to solving this problem is to design care-providers to be able to operate without health-insurance companies. This is an accounting exercise. Making sure that each service and prescription simultaneously undercuts the competition and provides enough margin to cover total expenses and generate a comfortable profit, is the key to increasing access and driving down prices. Reducing prices will actually increase overall profits because you are now accessing a new market that wouldn't exist: the non- and under-insured. Once doctors understand that dropping prices increases demand and ensure that operations are efficient and scalable, they will not only see overall profit go up, but they'll be fuldilling on their oath.
Did you know that NASA is the only ROI-producing agency in the Federal Government? Furthermore, did you know that everything NASA invents is freely licensable to the U.S. public?
NASA + next generation incubator design + next generation entrepreneurial management techniques = reclaiming our global competitiveness.
We all know it's broken. I'd like to use technology to reinvigorate the alternative education system: home-schooling.