While many innovations are developed inside existing organizations with their own sources of funding, there nonetheless remains a great need to put innovators & entrepreneurs together with sources of capital. Today I will introduce you to a resource that has my respect in this regard. That resource is called GUST, the self-described platform that "… enables skilled entrepreneurs to collaborate with the smartest investors by virtually supporting all aspects of the investment relationship, from initial pitch to successful exit."
In short, GUST is a place for innovator/entrepreneurs seeking capital to more easily connect with so-called "angel" investors looking to deploy capital. Great ideas without access to capital (as well as planning and discipline – but that's for a different post), are like unharvested fruit that is destined to wither and die.