Welcome to issue 21!
Each and every week, expect three main items from us – broad opportunities (we’re constantly researching what kind of big opportunities are out there), great companies for sale, and premium domains available for your next project. There are so many amazing opportunities in this world – some have your name on them.
The Little Things That Make Up Self-Driving Cars
At this point it seems like self-driving is inevitable – not an “if” but rather a “when” and when we talk about the hardware that goes into them, we’re talking about sensors. The actual car parts are pretty much the same as they’ve always been, and largely manufactured in house or in tight verticals with the parent company. But! With the advent of new players like Tesla, we have the chance to have startups jump in and provide valuable parts. Namely, sensors. Not even of the self-driving radar, vision and lidar types, but even better, more sophisticated electro-magnetic power steering sensors and the like. Cars need to know precisely what state they’re in to be able to make controlling moves, so mechanical positions need to be increasingly tracked. CAGR of 4% towards 2021 but I personally suspect it’ll be more intense than that as the slow-moving old school car companies die and get off the road.
Or hey, the going rate for self-driving talent is $10 million a person. Go get paid!
A Note/Opportunity on the Topic of Diet for Entrepreneurs
The world probiotics market, which is still in the early stages of its development, was valued at 32.06 billion back in 2013. The market is driven by a strong trend towards consumer responsibility. Ingredients such as probiotics are gaining increased recognition due to their health benefits (as well as their role in a healthy diet). Probiotics are used to promote optimal digestion, prevent allergies, reduce cholesterol and treat inflammation.
People are becoming more aware of preventative healthcare. There are all kinds of diets out there but keep it simple and watch the carbs.
Lean towards protein with veggies (meat + veggies or veggies + potatoes).
Fermented foods like kimchi, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, miso, tempeh, natto, raw cheese and yogurt serve as probiotics to promote a healthy gut which in turn help to improve your brain processes. Ward off disease progression like Alzheimer’s by eating fermented raw veggies. There is nothing that is better ‘proof of concept’ more than a personal testimonial. As entrepreneurs, we must focus on diet in order to function optimally. Here are a couple of tips on a dietary regimen:
Breakfast: protein, yogurt (goat yogurt is great for helping to create those digestive enzymes – a piece of meat or egg + vegetable and fruit. Stay away from sweets in the morning.
Lunch: protein + fermented raw veggies like kimchi, red cabbage etc.
Dinner: mostly protein (wild salmon, wild mackerel, sprouted broccoli seeds, sprout flax seeds.)
Opt for wild fish, which doesn’t contain antibiotics and parabens. The Brainmaker is a great book to better understand this stuff.
Sponsors and Announcements
This episode of Opportunity Overload is sponsored by BurgaBox! You love burgers and you love getting things monthly, right? Of course, you do! We just talked about diet but, every once in a while we all need to have some fun.
Every month the spectacular chefs at Boston Burger Company will invent brand new never seen burgers and you’ll get the following:
- 2x 8 oz. burgers
- 2 sides of BBC slaw
- 2 sides of BBC’s famous baked beans
- 1 new and ridiculous 32 oz. tray of mac and cheese
- 1 newly concocted 16 oz. tray of loaded fries
This is the Lamborghini of food delivery services: over the top and completely unforgettable!