Sometimes you need to look at a snapshot from back in time to notice how much has changed.
A snapshot from a decade ago was the founding of MassChallenge, a nonprofit entrepreneurship program that accepts about 100 startups each year, and the arrival in Boston of Techstars, a startup “accelerator” originally from Colorado that provides a small amount of seed funding to about 10 companies annually.
Since then, startups that have participated in the two programs have created more than 100,000 jobs, raised billions in capital, and been acquired — one of them, PillPack, for a reported $1 billion by Amazon. But it’s worth noting how much other infrastructure needed to support such entrepreneurship has been built since 2009.
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