Business 2.0 apparently spoke with several leaders and VCs recently to ask them what their favorite potential business opportunities are. Now, to me, this is really interesting because I believe in the value of sharing ideas and being open. Furthermore, I believe that if you’re really passionate about something and can’t get it going yourself (time limitations, limited skillsets etc) then you should share that idea around to see if anyone else would latch on to it and develop it. More likely than not, you’ll stay involved, even if you’re not driving it. Fundamentally, a good idea is something worth pushing for, even if you can’t be the one doing the execution.
So, these folks highlighed in the piece apparently agree and are willing to pony up some cash (or so they say.. I’m not sure I saw anything indicating they’d fund for sure). Take a look at the ideas they talk about and share your thoughts on the good ones or terrible ones in the comments. Personally, I found most of them moderately interesting with 2 or 3 really good ones that probably make more sense to be solved together, as opposed to separately:
Business 2.0: The $100 million giveaway – Aug. 23, 2006