Do you or YC have any thoughts on things you could do to help this, if any?
We do have some longer-term thoughts if the area can't get its act together and fix the problem.
I know very promising founders personally that were stuck working in parents' basements in the midwest because they did not yet have the resources to move to the Bay Area.
How can YC help during this critical "early development" (or should I say, exploration) stage for founders building companies? Is there a way it can help insulate early founders from learning the hard lessons the hard way? Traditional VCs would call these bets way too "risky."
I don't know if such a place exists though. Seems like everywhere nice to live is rife with NIMBYism.