why not just raise some venture capital,
the capital gains from the jump from $2 to $20 provided a little unexpected "seed capital" for a few who were bootstrapping it. but that had just happened within the past few weeks, creating teams and products take a little longer
if you guys continue your old way of behaving, either will the bitcoin die, or will you be left behind by more entrepreneurial people.
anyone building anything that creates demand for more bitcoins is causing a rising tide that lifts all boats.
by now hopefully there are gaming companies scrapping their in-game currency and pivoting to use bitcoins. hopefully there are more traders and developers looking at the exchanges and see opportunity which will shrink the price volatility there.
but this is likely going to need to be a bottom up movement. instead of paying using paypal, there needs to be enough people who will whine and say they'ld prefer to close their paypal accounts and instead prefer to pay using bitcoin. etc.
don't forget though, bitcoin has a really small market yet
that being said, it is happening
Bitcoin Hackathon in San Diego, California http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=16013.0
startup partners wanted for bitcoin project (Seattle) http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cpg/2438261848.html
Looking to hire up to 3 full-time programmer for Canadian bitcoin startup. http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=11511.0
bitcoin labs https://github.com/bitcoin-labs
bitgit open source projects http://luke.dashjr.org/programs/bitcoin/