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How Top Startups Will be Leveraging our 2017 Accelerator to Make a Difference

After months of preparing, refining their applications, perfecting pitches, and waiting to hear back on their acceptance, 128 finalist startups are ready to enter the 2017 MassChallenge Boston Accelerator program. These startups, representing just 8% of over 1,500 companies that applied, represent the highest-potential ideas in the world.

In four months, what do entrepreneurs in the incoming cohort hope to get out of our accelerator program? We asked some of our incoming Finalists, what are you most excited about accomplishing this summer? 

Gik Live!: the startup disrupting the world of wine

Startup viewpoint: Second time's the charm

Taig Mac Carthy from Gik Live! - the startup disrupting the wine industry - shares his viewpoint on why a major setback doesn't necessarily mean instant failure.

Pitch Perfect: Tips For Getting Judges To Love Your Startup

In order to be accepted into an accelerator, get funding, or even attract top talent, you need to know how to present yourself and your company.

Selling Entropy & Startup Fever

"We use random numbers every day though we don’t always realize it". Jongwon “JP” Park, a MassChallenge Boston 2016 Diamond Award winner, discusses entropy, chaos, disorder, and randomness.

Interning at MassChallenge: The First Month

The Patriots won the Super Bowl, MassChallenge kicked off application season, and a blizzard dropped over a foot of snow in Boston. And that was just the third week.

Top tips to build a standout MassChallenge application

The idea of participating in MassChallenge as a startup finalist is truly enticing one. What budding entrepreneur building a company wouldn't want access to free office space, over 800 mentors, a curriculum built for their needs, and a chance to win part of a $1.5 million cash grant -- all with no equity taken? That dream is only an application away...an application that is also submitted by over 1,500 other startup companies looking to realize that same dream.

Arianna Huffington Portrait

Arianna Huffington on the power of sleep

An interview with Arianna Huffington by Diane Perlman

 

Forget the red bull - get a hug

I remember talking with an entrepreneur who came through the accelerator I was involved with previously. Of all the things that this entrepreneur remembered and valued from his time at our accelerator, it was that when he was feeling down or stressed, I would be there with some encouraging words and, crucially, a hug. 

 

What startups are saying about the MassChallenge Boston Awards

What was it like to receive the notification about being Top 26? 
 
Realizing that we had been selected as a final 26 team was unbelievably rewarding. It really gave us the feeling of satisfaction, but also while it was a great reward after a summer of hard work, it wasn’t long before we realized we had to get right back to putting our heads down with work and continuing to accelerate down the path to achieving our lofty goals! - Dean Travers, Luminopia
 

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