Here’s my question. MassChallenge, the renowned accelerator for start-ups in Boston recently announced its 2012 class of entrepreneurs – 125 companies selected from an applicant pool of 1237 from 35 counties and 36 state. Now, I know that they have a $1 million prize, so that obviously brings out a lot of folks, but 90 of the finalists are from Massachusetts. That means that our neighbor to the south has produced 90 really decent start-ups this year, out of a population of 6.5 million. I figured out that if Maine created start-ups at this same rate, we would have 18 great start-ups this year. But we don’t. Not of this caliber. In fact, we’re lucky to get one Maine company a year that can operate in this environment – we’ve had two Maine companies be selected for MassChallenge in the four years of its existence. Anyone have any ideas why not? Or, more importantly, what can/should we do about it?