Upwork is begging for competition
#idea-validation Startup Talks - a curated list of most actionable startup talks complete with summaries, timestamps, community, related talks and a rating system.
I don't know if this is a problem for anyone, but I personally found this to be inconvenient: There are a ton of great talks out there and seemingly no way to pull great information from them other than watching hours and hours of video. This is okay, if you have time, but if you have a full time gig and family, I find it difficult to go out there and search topics and watch videos.
Youtube is a great place to start, however, often there are no time stamps in the video and you have no idea when someone is talking about a topic you care about. No idea to know what stage of the startup they are in, what their goals are or anything for that matter, other than watching the full video or skipping around.
What if there was a community that rated talks, but also provided 1 page notes you could download and skim if you are short on time. Time stamps to get you to topics you care about. Tags and easy navigation to find topics of interest.
Target audience: would-be founders / co-founders, people who are already running a startup but need to get to the next phase.
Not sure how to monetize yet. 1) Could work a relationship with conferences so you can allow people to book tickets to go see talks in person. 2) just grow a community and see where it goes - could get expensive up front though! 3) affiliate deals with speakers who sell products / services / books etc. 4) plain old boring ads - least preferred.
Please pardon the mess that is the wireframe below .. it's a mix of Youtube and Ted (just for reference, not exact layout or anything).