Great story Joshua! This presents some very interesting questions, and it makes you think about what you would do if someone offered you a life changing amount of money for an idea that you haven't yet brought to life.
Retrospect is a wonderful thing, as it seems very easy to say that you wouldn't take the money and instead would see how far you could take the idea yourself. But if we were all put in that same position as this trio, I think we would find it nearly impossible to turn down $30 million!
Once again, great read!