Model

Built to help entrepreneurs win

We are a no-equity accelerator. Our accelerators run for three to four months, depending on location. The startups participating receive free office space, intensive training, world-class mentoring, access to in-kind benefits from partners, and much more. They also compete for a share of more than $2M in equity-free prizes globally.

And the model works. Participating in MassChallenge more than doubles a startup's likelihood of raising significant funding and reaching 15 employees according to an MIT study.

Massive scale

The MassChallenge model is built to deliver impact at scale, all over the world. In 2016 alone, we accelerated 372 startups globally, bringing the total number of startups we’ve accelerated to more than 1,211.

Our scale creates efficiencies and enables network effects, meaning we can provide our startups with more resources and greater access to markets and expertise – from office space, to expert mentors, specialized workshops, and access to our global corporate partners and influencers (it is no coincidence that 86% of MassChallenge startups are still active after the accelerator, turning the industry average on its head).

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