The always-interesting Mark Cuban has come up with an open source sorta-stimulus plan of his own: Post your business plan on his blog, let people comment on or flat-out steal it, fulfill 13 requirements, and Cuban himself will invest in your company. He explains:
Rather than trying to be a Venture Capitalist, I was looking for an idea that hopefully could inspire people to create businesses that could quickly become self funding. Businesses that just needed a jump start to get the ball rolling and create jobs. Im a big believer that entrepreneurs will lead us out of this mess.