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Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners – Athletes of Valor

Meet Athletes of Valor, a 2017 alum and $50K winner that helps veterans transition from service to careers by leveraging the power of collegiate sports.

Inspired by his own journey re-adjusting to civilian life, Alex Stone (Founder & CEO) and his team had a realization that sports provide the support structure and camaraderie that veterans need when returning home. The platform is free for service members with hopes to increase veterans' retention/engagement on campus and improve employment outcomes.

Catching Up with Our 2017 Winners - OffGridBox

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be introducing you to the winners from our 2017 MassChallenge Boston cohort, which were awarded shares of $1.5M at #MCAwards17 on November 2nd. Over the past four months, top startups across industries have leveraged expert mentorship, tailored curriculum, corporate partnerships, and industry resources to launch and grow their companies. The best part?

5 Steps to Capitalize on Your Buyer Personas & Audience Insights

Written by PAN Communications


“Effective messaging emerges at the intersection of what your buyers want to hear and what you want to say.” ― Adele Revella, CEO of Buyer Persona Institute

How to Measure and Justify the Cost of Integrated Marketing & PR

Written by PAN Communications 

Your company is continuously growing - through funding rounds, partnerships, new products and consistent hiring. Now, your next step is to accelerate that growth by telling your company’s story. Employing a strong integrated marketing and PR strategy can be key to reaching that next step.

MassChallenge Boston Partners Award $100,000 in Scholarships

Entrepreneurs are the value creators for society, creatively tackling the world’s biggest problems across industries and driving growth, job creation, and optimism along the way. This year’s cohort of 128 promising companies is no exception. Whether they’re developing safer and longer-lasting batteries or fostering civic engagement - it’s clear even at an early stage that startups have the power to create global impact.   

Meet #MCFinalists WorkAround

Written by Wafaa Arbash, Founder & CEO of WorkAround

Meeting at the Intersection of Private & Public

One of the most exciting stories of the 2017 PULSE program involves a public-private partnership between two startups, one health insurance provider, and a city.

Solving Massive Digital Health Challenges

Written by Nick Dougherty, Program Director for PULSE @MassChallenge

It was July 7th, 2016. We needed to figure out what PULSE@MassChallenge, a digital health lab launched as part of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative, was going to be and what it should accomplish. We had to both design and launch applications for the program by September 14th. The clock was ticking. We immediately contacted as many entrepreneurs and industry experts we could get our hands on.

Spotlight on Female Founders: PROPS Athletics

Meet Lauren Siegal, founder and CEO of PROPS Athletics, which creates unique lines of athletic products that are all about fitness, fashion, and function. Born out of the desire to work harder, PROPS Athletics enables active souls to get the most out of every workout  by incorporating a silicone grip that prevents sliding on any surface, protects against calluses, and minimizes germ transfer without any added bulk. 

10 Tips for Acing Your Startup Pitch

We’re one step closer to awarding $1.5M in equity-free prizes as this year’s Boston cohort enters into pre-final judging!

This week, teams have the opportunity to meet with experts from the community to share their impact and highlight recent growth. It’s one of the most-exciting parts of the program… and arguably the most-nerve-wracking.

To ensure startups are set up for success, pitch extraordinaire Stuart @ PitchDNA offers these words of wisdom: