Join us for an engaging conversation with Jonathan Courtney, Co-Founder and CEO of AJ&Smart, as we explore a variety of startup ideas and opportunities centered around the powerful emotion of nostalgia. In this episode, we dive into the world of video games, collectibles, art, and more. Discover why nostalgia is such a potent tool for entrepreneurs and how you can leverage it to bootstrap successful businesses. We also discuss Palmer Luckey’s innovative company, Modretro, and why its product is a game-changer. Whether you're looking to start your first million-dollar business or are curious about entrepreneurial strategies, this episode is packed with actionable advice and inspiration. Don’t miss this essential guide to launching a successful startup!

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Episode Timestamps: 

00:00 Intro

01:40 Visualizing Nostalgia

04:54 Palmer Luckey’s Modretro (Gameboy)

06:56 First business: LAN Parties

20:11 Framework for applying nostalgia

25:05 Second business: Millennial Retro Content Creator

32:33 Third business: High-end Nostalgic Art

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