Those ideas speak to trends in environmental mitigation and monitoring; health care diagnosis, treatment and access; education tech; cybersecurity; and everyday needs — food, shelter and exercise — that are fundamental to many people.
Common to all plans in the round of 25 is the notion of solving problems while making money doing so, which is essential to sustaining an idea, product or company. A few might be organized as nonprofit corporations, either now or in the future, but “nonprofit” isn’t a goal. It’s a hard-earned tax status.
Most finalists have a vision of scaling their enterprises, attracting investors and