No, you questioned my experience with startups and small (micro!) businesses, and I told you about it. And I could be a "qualified investor" if I wanted to be. I just have not found somebody else's business idea that I think is a sure thing lately. Instead I have real estate investments that are very low risk.

And in fact, moderate residential real estate is what I would recommend for anybody with $100,000 to invest. You let the rent you collect make the mortgage payments and by the time you retire you have a nice steady inflation-proof income. If you have a few million, then sure: Take a swing at some sort of brilliant startup idea.

I'm purposefully taking the investor's side here, instead of the entrepreneur's, since I think you are representing the entrepreneur's position well.