Boston Globe: 10 Ways Boston’s New Mayor Can Boost Local Entrepreneurship

Panos Panay, founder of Sonicbids, wrote an op ed piece for the Boston Globe about local entrepreneurship. Among many great points about creating a supportive start-up culture, Panay emphasized the need for boosting Boston's creativity scene. His message resonates with what the Create the Vote campaign has been working to achieve: greater funding and resources for the creative community in Boston. 

"A recent report by the Startup Genome Project shows a clear correlation between the music and creative scenes of a city and the health of local startups. Resist the urge to cut back on cultural funding, make licensing for music venues easier, and encourage local organizations like the Arts & Business Council which helps artists think like entrepreneurs. Mayor Menino’s Create Boston effort (on whose board I served) was a good start, but the city needs more."

Read more here.


The Innovation District in Boston. (Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe)

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