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Applications for MassChallenge Israel 2018 are now open! Apply now.

See below for other upcoming MassChallenge programs and opportunities. 

MassChallenge accelerates the highest-impact, highest-potential startups. We take no equity from our startups, and
through an annual multimillion dollar competition, we give equity-free cash awards to the top startups in each program.

This year, selected MassChallenge Israel startups will get access to:

  • Up to 500,000 NIS in cash prizes

  • The opportunity to join an all-inclusive curated international business trip, that gives participating startups unparalleled access to and exposure in Boston and New York 

  • Four months of free office space in the heart of Jerusalem

  • Confidential small groups for peer-to-peer mentorship that meet regularly to learn and grow together

  • Introductions to top corporate partners and investors

  • Personalized mentorship from 180 industry experts

  • A global alumni network of 1,211 startups from 81 countries.

MassChallenge Israel 2018 Key Dates & Program Benefits

Key Dates

  • January 16, 2018, at 17:00 IT: Early Bird Offer Ends (Apply before this date to get 50% off)

  • February 4, 2018, at 12:00 (noon) IT: Regular Deadline

  • March 2018: Finalist Announcement

  • April - August 2018: Accelerator Program

  • August 2018: MassChallenge Israel Awards

  • November 2018: Startup Trek to the U.S.

How to apply 

  1. Register by creating your user profile

  2. Create your startup profile

  3. Submit the application fee

  4. Complete and submit your application

We recommend creating an investor one-pager at www.vcforu.com 


We accept applications for early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue in the last 12 months, and are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re our kind of entrepreneur.

About our judging process

MassChallenge uses two rounds of judging to select our startups. We ensure that every single startup receives a comprehensive read of their application by assigning each of them a panel of diverse judges that represent a range of different industries.

In the first round of judging, all applications are reviewed online by our international community of judges.

  • Each application is reviewed by at least three judges.

  • Each applicant receives individualized feedback from the judges.

Startups are notified if they make the second round of judging. In the second round of judging, those startups pitch to a panel of judges in-person or via Skype in some circumstances. The highest-impact and highest-potential startups are invited to participate in the accelerator as finalists.

Upcoming MassChallenge Program Dates

Boston, Mexico* & Switzerland

February 7, 2018: Applications Open

March 1, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) CET/ET/CT: Early Bird Deadline

March 28, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) CET/ET/CT: Regular Deadline

May 2018: Finalist Announcement

June - October 2018: Accelerator Program

October 2018: MassChallenge Awards












Please note: MassChallenge will not run an accelerator in the UK in 2018. Please check back in early 2019 for UK-specific updates. In the meantime, we encourage you to apply to another MassChallenge accelerator program. Contact apply@masschallenge.org with any questions.