August 17th, 2012 by gkraft
Todayâ€™s Business Incubators have a primary purpose of renting office space, now I know that many offer much more, but the difference in offering and making available is the cost. And Entrepreneurs need advice and counsel more than they need a generic course on being a Entrepreneur. The effort in Florida has networked many Incubators and added a Virtual Entrepreneur Incubator, yet the local news could pay more attention and dramatically improve the success of these incubators. A Entrepreneur Incubator needs to be promoted. Like the movie â€œField of Dreamsâ€ build it and they will come… is true only if people know about it…
How about a Librarian greeter that says come on in kid if you have a idea and we will discuss it with you and give you instant feedback, this can be done over the Internet. The issue of Intellectual Property is important. Now add some Marketing and Sales Review from the Internet and in few days, the idea will have some depth for the Entrepreneur to decide if further effort is warranted. But before we get to this stage, the Entrepreneur has to have been selected from a larger constant flowing number of entries. (EDU Plan)
Setup a room with some PCâ€™s and Video Editing Booth, connect to the Internet, and expect our Entrepreneurâ€™s to seek the Incubator out for a helping hand to build their dream business.
The Maui Research & Technology Center was thus, we know, we lived and worked there from 92-96, the folks that worked for the State of Hawaii were just like you and me, they wanted in the worst way to make the MRTC a success. All were supportive, but without any working capital even for themselves it was just cheap rent. There was an advantage however, the MRTC was located next door to one of the most incredible SuperComputers on the Planet, yep, next door there on Maui.
I donâ€™t really understand what you do with a SuperComputer other than mathematical analysis of the stars from the dishes on top of Haleakala the hugh dormant volcano.
The SuperComputer was connected to T3â€™s and that gave the MRTC Broadband from the start and we had the ability to communicate via the internet to DiagSoft, Inc. so we were doing business really simple – we were connected. I created ETSC in the most creative place, Maui.
During this time Chris King my brother in law introduced me to Richard Mann and we started Big Kahuna Productions. Richard knew Hollywood, and the art of video production, and I wanted to do Interactive Videos similar to the IBM SNA interactive LaserDisk Project that I worked on with with Saroj Kar in Sunnyvale at the beginning of the LaserDisk (1979), a master cost over $50Kea. and was a throw away if wrong.
Document Storage and Retrieval and Advanced Office Automation Workstations were my skill set.
Late 1970′s, I created CARMS Computer Assisted Records Management System using a Tandem NonStop for Natural Language Query Retrieval of Documents stored on the Microform Data Systems UltraStrip a strip of microfilm with a 300X reduction image size, also specâ€™d a Microdata Reality System for the low end. We could retrieve any page in a million pages in less than ten seconds. This was important for Power Plants that had millions of pages of D drawings, to standard letter forms, since we microfilmed documents of almost any size, we then microfilmed the microfilm taking the image from the 35mm frame and microfilming that frame again another 10X which would result in 300X-600X reduction and full blowback. That is right, we microfilmed the microfilm in a unit made by Microform Data Systems.
Today we would use a good scanner and the capture time would be small increments compared to the manual microfilm process. And the Auto Indexing using OCR would reduce the keying of Indexes like we did with the Microform systems. CARMS was my attempt to move Microform Data Systems into a more hybrid Digital and Microfilm database and evolve Microform Data from Micrographics into the Digital Age. Arnold Silverman replaced my mentor Dean Mack the former CEO.
CARMS is a frame/page/sector indexed sector of digital content or film content. The next generation of CARMS is for todayâ€™s Mass Storage Facility that could fit into your briefcase, the INDEX is based on Metatags, the more refinement of the Keys and the Correlation of Stuff (rDBMS), Neural Network, etc. will improve the reduction of the number of hits.
I often today think about the possibilities of CARMS which is meant to create a Paperless Office…
SQL is todays DBMS architecture, and is complicated and difficult for non programmers to use at the capability level that we had with the MSDOS CONDOR rDBMS in 1982.
The AiLibrary needs a simple DBMS, perhaps Bento?
The AiLibrary will store locally.
We need to train out of the box thinking for Entrepreneurs, and provide them the workspace to grow their ideas, and help them from the Business Management and Sales standpoint until the idea is ready to launch from their own successful business.
Incubators grow little chickens into big factories.