From Sunday’s Globe | Opinion
Can Boston be the hub of the start-up universe?
Eight local entrepreneurs on creating a fertile culture for innovation
Startup entrepreneurs don’t work from 9 to 5. We don’t drive to work. We don’t cook dinner. And we don’t make tons of money. We sell our cars, operate out of our apartments and hold meetings in coffee shops. Even when we start in Boston and want to stay in Boston, Silicon Valley lures us away with its friendly investors and sunny weather, or New York calls to us with its non-stop action and center-of-the-universe vibe. We need to make Boston a city that never sleeps, instead of a city that chases us out of coffee shops at 7 pm. We need creative ways to keep innovators and change agents here in Boston. Make Boston a 24 hour city and you will make Boston more difficult to leave.