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.
To create a stronger ecosystem in Massachusetts, I propose...
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When it comes to our environmental performance, we currently use adjectives (green, renewable) or make decisions with non-intuitive numbers such as tons of CO2 vs. Acre-feet of water. We need numbers that are both accurate and simple to understand. Something like a currency converter between resources to enable decisions. These numbers have to be based on accurate data such as local water scarcity, emissions and life ...more »
TeenLife Media is the largest online source of enrichment opportunities for college-bound students in grades 7-12, locally and nationwide. Parents, educators, and students turn to us to access a wide variety of listings and value-added content. We currently publish digital guides on a wide variety of topics and want to add a series that highlight careers in different industries and the colleges that offer degrees for ...more »
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 »
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 »
As a state approved contractor working with several state agencies, we have discovered many state agencies use abundance paper forms like License applications, benefit forms etc. Copies are distributed for processing, and approved paper copies are filed and stored. Our solution allows applicants to fill a browser-enabled PDF file, electronically sign and submit with added documents- online. Agencies will have access to ...more »
We need to encourage people in the Commonwealth to share their ideas and create momentum around the very best ideas. I submit that we have a single point of contact, an "Idea Czar" This person will understand the Commonwealth's priorities and run new ideas through a filter to determine which ideas support growth. i.e. "Could a million $ investment in our Robotics industry create Robots that paint our bridges and save ...more »
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. :(
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 »
We are directly solving a MA problem related to the high tech economy: workforce development. We are propelling students with the passion and skills for technology and innovation and family or college roots in MA. Most efforts fall short because of limited scale or a lack of sustainability. Others focus solely on the Math and Science without engaging connections to Engineering and Technology. The College of Engineering ...more »
To create a strong ecosystem in Massachusetts, I would help people launching their careers establish their professional reputation. The biggest hurdle to getting that first job is showing that you are reliable, responsible, will show up on time and do what you said you would. HelpAroundTown is a free job board designed to help youth and anyone entering the job market establish their reliability. Our free job board generates ...more »
Provide free WiFi and public electrical charging stations with AC and USB outlets so people can be productive outside in Boston in locations like Post Office Square, Public Garden and Christopher Columbus Park.
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.
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 »