With the applications due one week from today, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share some quick facts about what MassChallenge can really offer for early stage, high-impact entrepreneurs!
Spring time is here! That means networking season is in full bloom. Networking is a science, and our Director of Partnerships, Scott Bailey, has studied and and trained in the art of networking for years, and has become quite the networking master! We asked him to impart some of his networking wisdom and here are some of his words of zen!
Politics is a long, confusing, and sometimes frustrating roadblock on the way to high-impact and innovation. With the current state of the economy, the positive relationship between entrepreneurship and job-creation should be obvious. In fact, as of October 2012, MassChallenge alumni have created over 2,912 new jobs, 1,762 of them within Massachusetts. This is because the Commonwealth of Massachusetts supports entrepreneurship, but in order to catalyze a global startup renaissance, the whole country – and then the world – needs to support startups.
During the last MassChallenge Sampler: Leadership “Female Founders Tell it Like it is” Susan Duffy, Executive Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership spoke on the importance of investigating, educating, and celebrating all types of entrepreneurship.