Carlos Fenollosa

Carlos Fenollosa

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Request for startups

September 14, 2014 — Carlos Fenollosa

Y Combinator have posted a request for startups, where they give founders-to-be some big ideas to work on.

It is interesting to see how things have shifted since just two years ago, when pg posted his "Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas". In just 24 months, we have shifted from internet applications into real life-changing ideas. Biotech has resurrected after its own bubble blew up around 2008. Human augmentation seems to be more than a gimmick now. Fitness is increasingly important for a number of people.

Those ideas seem out of reach for first founders, but after some business success and gathering a bit of experience, momentum and capital, they look like dream jobs. Who wouldn't like to disrupt Hollywood? Transportation? Travel?

What's better, these ideas look feasible with each passing day. Open APIs, Github and the second coming of free software, cheap hardware everywhere, drones. We have spent about 20 years, since around 1995, building great ideas and infrastructure. It seems the right time to connect the dots and do awesome stuff.

Stop for a second and think about it. We really are living in the future.

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