TechCrunch: One of the most exciting trends of the early 21st century has been the explosion of hacker culture around the world. By hackers, I don’t mean people who pose security threats to computer networks. I’m referring simply to people who use technology to create useful products. For a number of reasons, the next few decades will see more hackers added to the global population than at any time in history. Because of their skills, hackers are uniquely positioned to become entrepreneurs and start companies. While not all hackers want to become entrepreneurs, those who do need much greater access to training and capital in most places around the world. If we can streamline the path from hacker to entrepreneur, the world can unlock immense innovation and prosperity.