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

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

A new way of collaboration

Here is a new way of collaborating.

Not just ideas. It's a full fledged community.

It's FREE.

 

Try - https://www.heeduser.com

 

 

1) Not a regular forum. Not only ideas. It's a comprehensive collaboration platform.

2) Modern usability with social integration.

3) Capitalize on user engagement.

 

Try - https://www.heeduser.com

 

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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 ...more »

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Support “Rapid Prototype Innovation” and connections/partnership

Separate from venture money, established technology companies have their own funds. These firms have money and what they need is innovative products to feed their large sales channels. By educating innovators to build rapid prototypes of innovative new products, something that you can touch, perhaps the ecosystem can connect these ideas with existing companies. It would be most effective if this connection provided some ...more »

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Create a City Young People Want To Live In

I propose that the city of Boston extends public transportation until at least 2AM on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

Recent college graduates are more likely to move to Boston if the night-life is comparable to other major cities.

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Making Computer Science Part of K-12 Education, Today!

In eight years, our current 8th grade student in Massachusetts could graduate from college without having taken one Computer Science course in his/her education career! Massachusetts doesn't have Computer Science Education Standards, nor do we offer access to CS courses in schools across the state to solve the CS / STEM Pipeline issue. How can we expose students and build their interests in CS if it is absent from their ...more »

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Improve bicycle safety and public transportation

Young, energetic, hi-tech workers thrive in urban environments and a significant percentage of them favor public transit and bicycles. Making biking more safe and public transit more reliable would be a huge lifestyle and economic boost for this sector of the workforce. Our co recently moved from Davis Sq to Newton and 10 former bike commuters now drive to work. :(

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Skill-Based Hiring & Training Platform

We are building a new skills-based hiring and training platform that we believe will address the frictional unemployment problem of open jobs and qualified existing applicants, but for which matching is inefficient and often takes a very long time. Employers use our platform to list critical jobs and the skills needed for open positions; applicants apply with existing and desired skills. Skillvee helps to match ...more »

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To Fully Support MassChallenge

There is no arguing that MassChallenge has fomented a startup culture in the Innovation District. From about $5M in total funding, the 361 MassChallenge alumni have collectively raised over $362M in outside funding, generated over $100M in revenue, and created over 3,000 jobs since 2010. They might be the most successful non-profit job creator in history. And that was their learning curve! Yet MassChallenge is needing ...more »

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Eliminate Noncompete Agreements in Massachusetts

Eliminating noncompete agreements is likely the only actionable change that once enacted would overnight produce an orders of magnitude benefit to the technology ecosystem in Massachusetts. Noncompete agreements prevent emerging startups from hiring the experienced talent they need in order to grow and prosper. Noncompete agreements prevent a talented employee from moving to another company that needs and values ...more »

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Make mentoring a priority throughout the Commonwealth

Following the lead of the MIT VMS and Valley Venture Mentors in Springfield, support mentoring organizations that can be the catalyst for startup communities throughout the Commnwealth. These organizations are lean and leverage the support of seasoned entrepreneurs to propel new entrepreneurs to success. If done correctly, a mentoring organization becomes the "tip of the spear" that creates an entrepreneurial ecosystem ...more »

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Economic Competiveness

Submit and push for legislation to make Massachusetts a right-to-work state. All the data shows that job growth in right-to-work states exceeds that in closed-shop states.

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Treat our students like talented NCAA Division 1 recruits

Our greatest, most precious talent shows up every September and disappears every June. Our student population across our dozens of universities represent the future leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship. Yet, by and large, we do nothing to make them feel welcome. Other communities would kill to have this talent spending 2-4 years in our community. We need a more aggressive, systematic recruiting process to convince ...more »

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