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How to Build a Successful MassChallenge Application

Want the inside scoop on how to craft a top MassChallenge application? MassChallenge alumni share their tips that can help you conquer the application process. Applications for the 2018 cohorts of MassChallenge Boston, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Mexico are due March 28, 2018 at 7:00PM CET/1:00PM ET/12:00PM (Noon) CT. Learn more about our program and apply here.

PULSE@MassChallenge Welcomes Top Digital Health Startups

Written by Jenni Goodman, PULSE Community Manager 


After months of preparing, refining their applications, perfecting pitches, and waiting to hear back on their offers from Champions, 32 finalist startups are ready to enter the 2018 PULSE@MassChallenge Accelerator program. These startups, representing just 6% of over 500 companies that applied, represent the highest-potential digital health startups in the world.

An Emerging Growth Solution: Integrated Marketing & PR

Written by PAN Communications 


Has your company recently moved out of the early adopter stage and into a bigger market? If so, you might be finding it challenging to step up and be noticed by your audience among your new competitors. A growing company needs to be ready to execute a strategic plan to get at the forefront and win prospects.

Alumni in Space – Launchpad Medical

Last week, 2015 alum Launchpad Medical successfully launched an experiment up to the International Space Station via the SpaceX Commercial Re-Supply (CRS-13) mission.

Alumni in Space

Retired astronaut Frank Borman once said, “exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” While most of us will never feel the thrill of orbiting hundreds of miles above our planet, there are explorers among us on earth whose curiosity has created impact of galactic proportions.

There’s a unicorn in our midst…

This week, 2010 alums Ginkgo Bioworks announced a $275M Series D round to design custom microbes for customers across markets from food to fragrances. According to the Boston Globe, this isn’t just a huge round—it’s transformative. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the newest unicorn.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Girls Health Champions

Meet Girls Health Champions, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that works to mitigate gender inequality and its impact on health outcomes by training teen girls as peer health educators.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – CozyKin

Meet CozyKin, a 2017 alum and $100K winner that creates an in-home nanny care.

Enabling trusted, personal and developmental care, CozyKin matches families based on needs and location and seamlessly places them with an incredible CozyKin nanny, who can nurture the children from both families in one of home. The startup’s Montessori development is backed by modern tools, 24/7 customer support, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Reveal Pharmaceuticals

Meet Reveal Pharmaceuticals, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that is developing safe gadolinium-free MRI contrast agents for patients who need crucial medical imaging.

Each year over 4 million very sick patients worldwide must be denied crucial diagnostic imaging, and over 30 million patients are put at risk due to toxic gadolinium. Reveal solves this >$1B problem with a direct and safer substitute.

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