Facebook’s IPO And The Mass. Innovation Economy
Stock market, here comes Facebook. Its ticker symbol is FB, and its initial public offering is the talk of Wall Street.
But what does it mean for us here in Boston and the Commonwealth?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got his start in Massachusetts, creating the first versions of the social netowrk as a Harvard undergrad. But he hightailed it out to Silicon Valley — which means that a lot of people who care about the innovation economy in Massachusetts see Zuckerberg as the one that got away.
Earlier this week, the Massachusetts House debuted a new bill it hopes will not just nurture future Zuckerbergs, but keep them rooted here.
Scott Kirsner and Dharmesh Shah join us to talk IPO excitement, startups, angel investing and the future of the state’s innovation economy.
- Scott Kirsner, Innovation Economy blog host, The Boston Globe
- Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of HubSpot and angel investor who has invested in over 30 startups. He also runs and writes for the blog OnStartups.com.
- Facebook’s Shares Rise At Opening, Then Dip Back Toward $38 Initial Price
- Bloomberg Businessweek: Nine Things You Should Know About Facebook’s IPO
- DeLeo To Facebook: ‘A Renewed Presence In Mass. Makes Sense’
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