Personally, I believe startups excel when odds were stacks against us (forced to innovate and make founders strong and tested). I think YC or any incubator has a structure that shields companies from facing challenges initially.
I don't think Incubators are proven to be a great Idea yet ( if you are someone with industry experience rather than a fresh graduate).
VCs don't invest at the idea stage, so most initial funding comes from angels or accelerators (or bootstrapped because founders are already rich, but that doesn't count). Since having industry experience does not necessarily equate to having a vast angel network, accelerators fill in the gap.
Sandwiches -- especially anything containing meat -- need fresh ingredients to be actually compelling. Seems like it'd be difficult to beat restaurants, especially with the "yuck/cheap factor" that comes with vending machines.
Plus, going out for lunch is 25% about food and 75% about getting out of the office and walking around in the world.
I'd imagine the primary market for such a vending machine would be the small population of workaholics who are too far gone to take a 30 minute break in the middle of the day, or McDonalds competitors in high-minimum-wage areas. But honestly, it seems like McDonalds would be able to beat any comer (maybe even without having to license any IP).
There is a Reason why Indian Immigrants are CEO's of Companies like Google and Microsoft rather than founder of Companies like Google and Microsoft.
Current EB2 (For people who have done masters) green card wait time for Indian Born immigrants is 10 Years (mind you this is for people who have done masters and would have worked for a company at least a year to start the process). By the time an Indian Immigrant can legally start a company and work for the same, he/she has to be atleast 35.
Five editors with Solar City only editing interests have edited that article, including one called "AvalonPRlosangeles". I put a notice on Wikipedia's conflict of interest noticeboard, which will start the process by which promotional edits are dealt with.
"Mickey D's first introduced a lobster roll — then called the "McLobster" — nationally in 1993" 
IMO, no one reads that and assumes that McDs invented the lobster roll. Why then would someone read the Wikipedia quote and assume Solar City was first or assume that's what the wikipedia quote was implying? That was when Solar City first introduced their new product: a lease.
Be that as it may, leasing vs buying is always bad, IMO. We just installed our PV system in SoCal - I get the rebate, I own the system, when selling the home eventually the new owner knows what he/she is getting and isn't encumbered by the lease.... However you slice it, biting the bullet and buying your own PV system is way way better than leasing it.
Maybe there are cases where leasing makes sense...but those are few and far between...or maybe SolarCity counts on people being uninformed/clueless, which is why this 'lease' model works. IMHO, it's total ripoff.
I've always preferred to buy vs. lease rationalizing that I'm taking the profit away from the middle-man for myself. And I'm interested in solar, but I've been hesitant to contact any solar installation outfit because I fear the installer's sales pitches, confusing contracts, phone calls, etc. Can I ask ballpark figure what it costs to outright purchase panels for a typical house? I realize that there are lots of variables such as house orientation, roof size, electric usage, etc.
The guy who did it for me is one of my best friends and he's been at it for a few years - he's been in sales overall for 20+ years, but lately he's been doing PV installations. He's fully licensed and bonded in CA. If you are in the SoCal area, I can send you to him for a friendly rate and I am 99% certain he will beat any other quote you get. Mine was 18k for a 5k system, using Solarworld's Sumodule Protect ... Everyone else quoted me higher.
Post a (disposable) email address where I can reach you with his info if you're in SoCal.
Sometime back I tried to develop habit of listening to podcasts about startups while working out. I gave up finally when I realized most podcasts I find on web on related topic are with people who are trying to sell something (mostly book).
Any other good sources on podcasts with founders that are not trying to sell their book?
I only avoided this recommendation specifically because each of the hosts has their own book to promote on the show - even though neither one seems to do so too much (Rob not so much at all anymore, but Mike's book was released recently).
I do think it is a great podcast with tons of practical, actionable advice focused at lifestyle SaaS developers.
CodePen Radio is pretty good. They cover a wide breadth of topics.
It's focused around the 3 people that run codpen.io They talk about what it's like running a startup. They don't try to sell anything or have outside sponsors because it's about their business. I guess it's pretty much implied you know of codepen already so they don't have to shove adverts down your throat.