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MassChallenge

MassChallenge

MassChallenge is an international non-profit startup accelerator that works specifically with early-stage entrepreneurs.

MassChallenge is a non-equity and a not-for-profit accelerator that assists startups across various industries and regions of the world. The accelerator was founded by Akhil Nigam and John Harthorne, in 2010, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

The accelerator holds locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, and the United Kingdom, and provides programs in Australia, Columbia, France, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Russia, and Spain. The inception of MassChallenge was to help launch entrepreneurs and grow new ventures.

The company provides up to USD 3M in cash prizes, mentoring from a pool of 800 industry experts, tailored programming, and works to fund roughly 450 startups per year. The company has made over 1,000 investments in Encora Therapeutics, Limbix, Till Financial, Konnecto, Cloud 9, Securaxis, Cloud Dentistry, Unsize, Foods for Tomorrow, and Takachar.

MassChallenge partners with companies to help meet the needs of the global economy. Partners' benefits, when they partner with MassChallenge, include access to startups across all industries, experiences with industry leaders, brand exposure and visibility opportunities, and interactive employee engagement.

Timeline

January 30, 2019
MassChallenge raises a $2,500,000 grant.
March 15, 2015
MassChallenge raises a $1,500,000 grant.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
MassChallenge Grant (money), March 2015
1,500,000
March 15, 2015
2 Results
Results per page:
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Vasilakis

Employee

Alec Ortega

Employee

Alex Potter

Employee

Andrea Escalante

Employee

Andres Witzke

Employee

Anna Thomlinson

Employee

Artur Sousa

Employee

Arturo Ortiz

Employee

Ben Krechevsky

Employee

Brendon Bourgea

Employee

Camila Lecaros

Employee

Caroline Pepek

Employee

Charles Stromeyer

Advisor

Christopher Mirabile

Mentor

Cory Bolotsky

Employee

David Chang

Mentor

David Galper

Mentor

Dina Samra

Employee

Eric Melin

Mentor

Erica Rife

Employee

Fay Rotenberg

Advisor

Gonzalo Veloz

Employee

Hannah Perry

Employee

Jay Batson

Advisor

Jeff Avallon

Advisor

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Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

MassChallenge

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Non-profit accelerator

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Endeavour
May 11, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- ENDEAVOUR, a leading Department of Defense Trusted Capital Provider of Accounts Receivable Funding for National Security and Space government...
Manetu
December 21, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Manetu, a leading data privacy management platform, has been selected as a finalist in MassChallenge's 2021 FinTech cohort, which is focused on...
lalorek
October 25, 2020
SiliconHills
MassChallenge handed out more than $400,000 in equity-free prizes last week to the top startups in its 2020 program. MassChallenge held its event online with a virtual awards ceremony. In fact, the entire four-month accelerator for 58 startups took place online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "All of the startups from this year's program ...
Bram Berkowitz
August 4, 2020
AmericanInno
We at Rhode Island Inno have established a curated calendar of statewide goings-on we think readers will enjoy -- alllll in one spot.
Rowan Walrath
June 4, 2020
AmericanInno
"Thoughts are one thing. Action is another."
Rowan Walrath
June 2, 2020
AmericanInno
And with the turn of the calendar page--that is, if you still keep a paper calendar, like this reporter does--it's June.
February 22, 2019
WebWire
Ingram Micro Inc., in partnership with MassChallenge, today announced the top 12 finalists from its Tel Aviv, Austin, and Boston Comet Competition s. The finalists for this year's inaugural competition are Verifyoo, Perimeter 81, ITsMine, EyeControl, ClearBlade, re:3D, Sempulse, The Mentor Method, Pixm Inc., addapptation, OnRout, and BOXOLOGIC.COM. Established in 2018, the Comet Competition is the only startup challenge dedicated to discovering talented B2B independent software vend...

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