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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 4, 2022
MassChallenge appoints new CEO Caitlin Reimers Brumme.
January 30, 2019
MassChallenge raises a $2,500,000 grant.
March 15, 2015
MassChallenge raises a $1,500,000 grant.

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Endeavour
May 11, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
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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
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June 4, 2020
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