Enter the Mass Challenge

No, this is not about gaining or losing weight.

Mass Challenge is a global startup competition to catalyze innovation and high-value job creation. Xconomy has their usual complete coverage - here.

Those nice guys (John, Akhil, and David) that were scrambling to get attention for their inspiring ideas for a "global startup renaissance"... inspired the right people. The launch event yesterday included Gov Deval Patrick, Mayor Menino, and their posse from local and national politicos and business players including Microsoft's NERD and moderation from our friend Mike Volpe of Hubspot.

This one has legs and an agenda... support the business most likely to pay the rent and hire people.

Check it out. Watch the stories unfold. Pick a winner Work for one. Be one!

Oh, yeah... See the view for the winning companies...