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liamemsa2143 karma

I appreciate your noble objective, but what you're written here sounds like generic tech pitches, can you more concretely define your objectives? Such as:

aiVENE fights the youth mental health crisis by bringing social media platforms together.


using programs to automate the process of identifying people that need help

You sound like a 19 year old with a tech idea with vague objectives who is making an AMA to find venture capital. I see you're in San Fran. Makes sense. How far along have you gotten in putting these objectives into action? Your website is literally one page. Is there anything behind the scenes?

It's also interesting to me that your actual name (shown on your patreon) and the name of your company put into a google search brings up literally no results besides Reddit AMA posts. Is there any more substance to your idea? Did you come up with this a few days ago or something? What qualifications do you have to properly diagnose and treat mental health issues?

liamemsa237 karma

How did you come to realize the advertising potential that a Reddit AMA would offer you?

liamemsa150 karma

It's not, generally. What you're paying for is access.

Say I want a bill passed that does X Y and Z. I write a letter to my Congressperson. That letter goes in a big pile along with the hundreds or thousands of other letters he receives each week. Maybe he personally reads it, but, most likely, his interns will read it and respond with a form response.

The lobbyist, on the other hand, he walks directly up to the Congressperson when he walks out of his office. He schedules a dinner. The two meet and share a long and lengthy discussion about why the bill for X Y and Z shouldn't get passed. He can lay out his positions and counter any arguments or answer any questions the Senator has. And maybe, yeah, if the lobbyist is from a big company, he can casually drop how the company will promise to help support their reelection campaign next year.

Whereas I just get to maybe tell him what I think, he gets to actually have a discussion.

That's why lobbyists work.

liamemsa50 karma

I'm not sure where you're getting that number from. If you're referring to the amount that was spent by lobbying firms, it's likely for salaries of lobbyists among other expenses.

If each one makes $100k a year, then that's only 2400 lobbyists.

liamemsa26 karma

What kind of research do you have backing your idea that music as a non-invasive therapeutic tool to help people that suffer from inattention?