"...we will need to radically alter our economy and the types of businesses we generate and patronize. This is the perfect time to catalyze the enlightened, high-growth firms and industries of the future. We are therefore proposing the immediate launch of a $25M annual Massachusetts state-sponsored business plan competition across 6 categories: Life Sciences. IT, Software, and Gaming. Clean Technology and Energy. Social Development and Non-profit. Open Category, Seed Funding. Open Category, Expansion Funding"
25 March 2009
John Harthorne ~ MassChallenge.org Co-Founder
FYI, this is a really massive idea... I'm delighted to have had John Harthorne, co-founder and CEO of the Mass Challenge on my MaximizingProgress.tv show. As John describes it, the Mass Challenge is an "annual Massachusetts state-sponsored Business Plan Competition to catalyze innovation and high-value job creation." This is a topic he knows something about having both won the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and been co-lead of the MIT Global Startup Workshop (GSW), the conference for business plan competition organizers. The Mass Challenge comes at a key point in this time of economic turmoil, and...