The New England Venture Capital Association unveiled its latest report on the state of the Boston tech/innovation ecosystem today as well as a great infographic on some of the biggest trends in the Massachusetts innovation economy.
One of NEVCA’s most interesting findings in its survey of 140 local entrepreneurs is that 92% of those polled believe that Boston is more attractive or as attractive to startups as compared to last year.
According to the study, the main draw for Boston as a startup community is its access to funding.
Additionally, NEVCA’s survey, which was done by independent research firm Hawk Partners, found that seventy-nine percent of entrepreneurs say they do not anticipate moving during the next 12 months.
As Kinvey’s Sravish Sridhar said in the press release announcing the findings, "We could not have imagined launching our startup in any other city besides Boston. The city's unique combination of amazing technology talent and smart and accessible VCs made Boston the perfect city for us."
The survey comes during a very interesting period for the Boston tech/innovation community, as the recent software/tech tax is grabbing headlines not only among the local tech media but also local mainstream media outlets.
One of the stories drawing a ton of recent attention is Florida governor Rick Scott’s attempts to draw companies frustrated by the computer services act, as reported by the Boston Globe.
The fact that most in the innovation ecosystem are bullish about Massachusetts’ increasingly expanding tech prospects is good news for sure. Let’s just hope that the confusion/issues revolving around the tech tax don’t diminish the positive mood.
Dennis Keohane is a staff writer for VentureFizz. You can follow Dennis on Twitter (@DBKeohane) by clicking here.