The Hub lived up to its recent billing as the world’s most innovative city yesterday as 26 start-up companies advanced to the finals of a Fan Pier-based competition for $1 million in cash.
Aimed at luring top innovators into the Hub’s talent market for three months, MassChallenge is already seeing results, with one finalist brainiac vowing to move his New Hampshire-based company to the Bay State.
That inventor is mechanical engineer David Perry. He’s only 23, but officials at MassChallenge believe he’s on the fast track to helping solve an international crisis: a shortage of clean drinking water. Perry’s prototype of a screw-cap water purifier costs only $1 and attaches to most plastic bottles.
Read more at: MassChallenge down to final 26 start-ups.