I've been thinking about alternative funding options for indie hackers / bootstrappers that don't include debt or venture financing and it seems to me like a cooperative version of a startup studio / incubator could be a way to do it. Something similar to https://dxdao.eth.link where members can vote to bring on new members and potentially offer to cover living (UBI) and business expenses for a year at a time with an option to re up if there's traction.
I'm personally not a fan of crypto but DAOs seem like an interesting business structure that could make it possible to set things up in a decentralized manner and make it easier to manage members vesting in and out if they leave.
Starting this would either require a few initial crowdfunded projects or a merger of already profitable bootstrapped companies willing to use some of their revenue to fund things (ideally new projects that they'd be customers of).
TLDR: How can we build the Y Combinator for Indie Hackers without needing VCs and infinite growth?