Joan Vennochi

What cool, hip entrepreneurs want from Mass.

Mark Zuckerberg didn’t leave Massachusetts because Boston bars close too early.

By his own account, he just wanted to spend a fun summer in California. While there, he met Napster cofounder Sean Parker, who connected Zuckerberg to the big cash kahunas in his Rolodex. Zuckerberg quickly got a commitment for $500,000 in seed money, and voila. The idea hatched by a Harvard undergrad was launched as a business in California’s Silicon Valley — where bars can serve alcohol until 2 a.m., just like Boston.

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