Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I've considered many startups with electronic engineering products only to find that they could not succeed. I've been a principle investigator on three different Small Business Innovative Research grants.

Interesting, but how does that relate to having the same freedom to solicit investors as a rich person has? Were you unqualified to take products to commercialization because you lacked the "sophistication" that comes with being a millionaire?
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