This community has grown tremendously since it inception. The group has individual with diversified and very valuable skill sets. In addition groups’ members are located geographically diversely throughout the world. There are a fair numbers of entrepreneurs and individual consultants in this community. This presents excellent business opportunities.
I think given the geographic diversity we could take solutions and services from some places and take them to other countries and markets. As an example solutions developed in Australia (Like mathemetrica) by group members for possible application to stock market could be sold to clients in Asia, Middle East, India, and Europe etc.
In essence we can put together virtual teams. People who have products or services which they may want to market, other people who think they can market it some where. In addition, we could combine skills of different members to come up with more comprehensive solutions. As a example taking software engineering, financial analytics, 3d graphics and animation, real time systems, marketing and business strategy from various members and come up with services.
I for example would be interested in looking at innovative solutions for equity markets which I could market in the emerging markets. Similarly I could provide various software engineering solutions.
These virtual teams could use each other networks. As an example I am plugged into the Wharton school, university of Pennsylvania and Goldman Sachs Alumni networks. So I could leverage these networks as well.
To proceed we perhaps need to accumulate information about what services/products members can and wish to provide and what services others may be able to sell.
May be we should start posting opportunities on the forum?