In a society where everything is political, perhaps someone should take up the unsexy but all-important cause of socioeconomic decay.
RXBAR had a mega-exit, but they didn’t rely on any silly startup gimmicks. No “lean” BS and no “hacking.”
If the answer is anything other than an emphatic yes, you may want to look at other opportunities.
Bell Labs — in New Jersey — was the original innovation center in America.