The TechStars version, that is. I’m going up to D.C. this week to attend the “TechStars Patriot Boot Camp”…
…an intense three-day program that will educate and mentor Veterans and Service Members to innovate, build technology companies, and create jobs. Participation in the Patriot Boot Camp will be the catalyst for Veterans and Service Members to kickstart a company, find co-founders, and advance as entrepreneurs.
Think I’m just looking for a mondo techie who is fluent in investing and will work for peanuts, but, hey, I’m down with intensity, catalysts, kickstarting and/or boot camping in general. Also, I bought a hoodie.
The idea I pitched to get in was, in a nutshell, creating a TAMP or Turnkey Asset Management Platform for Spoke Funds…basically building a cockpit of sorts around a Spoke Fund manager that includes everything from compliance to research to marketing to trading to distribution – and making a spoke as cheap/efficient as possible to run by combining things and services behind-the-scenes across all managers. So, a Spoke-Fund-in-a-Box, ah reckon. Also have some ideas for helping grow assets at each Spoke Fund, too, which is the holy grail, I think, although I’m probably gonna need the real expensive kind of help to do that.
Anyway, the guys at FOLIOfn have been telling me to consider building a TAMP for about a year now, and I suppose now is the time. Should be a good few days, and will see where this goes. Will keep you posted.
And if you’re going to be in D.C. next Friday July 20th and would like to come and see Demo Day, drop me an email and I can send you an invite.