To create a stronger ecosystem in Massachusetts, I propose...

Keep local talent in Boston/Cambridge

Create a competition between local Universities to solve local problems.

 

Design the competition to deeply engage mentors from the local start-up community and thought leaders from local Corporations. Mandate government to work with the competition to build the community and leverage talent to innovate and solve local problems.

 

1. Engage students early to eliminate the disconnect between Schools, government and business to keep talent in town.

2. Solve local problems with innovative solutions

3. Promote Boston as the den of innovation and big ideas

 

Why not challenge the best schools in the country to solve our problems? They are in our backyard, and brimming with talent. Students who graduate familiar with local start-ups, Corporation, and government officials will be attached to the community. They will stay and we will all better for it.

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