I may be a little late to the show, but I just read about Blueseed the other day, and I had to say something about it. It seems that some startup founders are frustrated that they can't get the best people in the world working for them, because they're having trouble getting Visas for them to work in the United States. In order to solve this, someone had the amazing idea of just doing business in international waters. The plan is to get a cruise ship and load it up with entrepreneurs. Then sail the ship out to sea and start business.

The first thought that came to mind for me was how crazy these people are, but the more you think about this, it starts to make sense. I assume getting a US Visa is difficult. I've read about difficulties, so I assume this to be true. However, if you look beyond that issue, there are other reasons why this is an amazing idea. Imagine you are working on a new company, and you are facing difficult problems. Who do you want to be surrounded by? Possibly other people doing exactly the same thing. Maybe people that have already been through the problems your having. Maybe even someone that is building a company to solve the very problem you're having.

Blueseed seems like it may actually be entrepreneur nirvana. Come out on a cruise and surround yourself with highly-driven people. People that are trying to accomplish great things. People that have high expectations of themselves. People that you can learn from, and people that you can teach. This takes the idea of a startup incubator to a new level.

If I had a company that needed this, and I had the money, I would sign up in a heartbeat.

AuthorMichael Cantrell