The Alliance for Open Competition is a group of entrepreneurs, investors and executives dedicated to fostering innovation in Massachusetts. We seek to breakdown a major barrier to entrepreneurialism in our State: the use of non-competition agreements mandated by employers that force employees to sign away their rights to engage in any business of a competitive nature when they leave their present jobs.
We believe that employment non-competes are stifling the emergence of start-up companies in our State, forcing some of our most innovative entrepreneurs to take on tremendous legal and financial risks, and hampering our ability to meet its fullest economic potential as a Commonwealth.
To be clear, we do support non disclosure agreements and non-solicitation agreements. The Alliance is opposed to non-compete agreements. They are different issues.
This blog will serve to share related topics, stories, news & links about this effort.
We will be adding a page to this website with a list of individuals that support this effort. Please send us an email if you would like to be part of this list : OpenCompetition@gmail.com