Supporting Startups and Fostering Growth
Recommendations for a Strong Massachusetts Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
As the first of its Competitiveness Conversation Series, the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership released a report outlining recommendations for policymakers and state leaders to continue to position Massachusetts as a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship in order to enhance economic competitiveness.
The event featured a fireside chat with Massachusetts Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao and Wayfair CEO, Co-Chairman, and Co-founder Niraj Shah. Scott Kirsner moderated a panel to dig deeper on the factors entrepreneurs weigh to make decisions about where to locate, and how Massachusetts compares to other options. The panel featured two Massachusetts-based entrepreneurs, Leah Ellis (Sublime Systems) and Evaguel Rhysing (United Aircraft Technologies, Inc.), as well as Caitlin Brumme, CEO of MassChallenge.