Welcome back to the Kernal newsletter: your AC unit of fresh startup ideas that keeps your 9-5 boredom from overheating 🥵
In this week's news: Funding winter's still chilly, Trump got a bad knock-knock joke from the feds and tech layoffs keep piling. Serena traded Tennis shoes for her
Kernal idea VC fund. SoftBank's Vision Fund got cranked with a $23B loss. Starbucks is brewing up NFT plans. And Spotify's starting to sell live music tickets to fans (cya later Ticketmaster).
That's just the caramel drizzle, let's get to the fudge brownie.👇
- ⛳️ How to tee up half-baked startup ideas
- 🤳🏾 Startup ideas you'll wanna text your friends
- 🏆 New ambassador joining Kernal
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⛳️ How to Tee Up Half-Baked Startup Ideas
In kindergarten, we learned to tie our shoes. In Grade 5, Ms. Beasly taught us some french vocab. But never in our life has society taught us the wonders of presenting a half-baked startup idea.
It's a shame really. We've all shared the joy of dipping a half-baked cookie into some fine 2% milk. But it stopped there.
As fate would have it, you're subscribed to this newsletter. And lucky you can steal our framework to share half-baked startup ideas, instead of getting lost in a black hole of unending chrome tabs.
Rather than sharing facts, we're gonna drop a story. It doesn't belong to us, it actually comes from one of our users. Last week, one of you posted this startup idea titled "Entrepreneurs' DAO for EO/YPO" and it stopped us dead in our tracks.
It checks ALL the boxes for a half baked idea 🤌
- ✔️ Catchy title and compelling photo
- ✔️ High signal opportunity with data to back it up
- ✔️ Successful founder with 2 venture-backed exits serving it up
- ✔️ Extended an email intro offer for the right founder to chase the idea
- ✔️ Posted the concept on Kernal so it can be easily sent around for voting
Daniel Dubois isn't new to the startup world. He's a serial entrepreneur that's scored chats with global leaders like Prince William and Justin Trudeau to discuss opportunities in youth innovation. He's currently the Founder of Key, a proptech startup that just raised $11m last March, so he knows what he's doing when posting ideas like this.
Hit up Daniel on LinkedIn if you wanna connect
Wanna know the best part about this story? He isn't hogging his precious startup idea. He's sharing it with the world to see it get built 🚀
A quick skim of his background proves he's got lots on the go (plus a couple board roles). So to see him offer up a high conviction idea gets our team jazzed up.
This is how you share a half-baked startup idea that's tastier than any cookie and milk combo 🍪
And we look forward to seeing more ideas like this get posted and built on the platform. So... time starts now. Who's gonna claim his startup idea and take him up on that intro offer?
🚀 Startup Ideas of the Week
Welcome to Kernal's Shark Tank. Come on in, the water's warm.
Instead of watching investors judge pitches on TV, you get to be the judge. Go up-vote the ideas you'd get behind and clarify if you'd use, invest or help build the startup idea 🗳
Got a startup idea of your own? Stop sleeping on it.
Smash the green button and toss it up hot shot.
🥁 Ambassador Intro
Put your hands together for Tanveer who's been selected as one of our new Kernal Ambassadors. 🎉
Wanna join our Ambassador Program? Reach out
🐦 Meme of the Week:
OOO emails have hit a new rock bottom. The substack reference says it all.
Have an epic weekend friends.
Don't spend too many hours building.
💚 The Kernal crew