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About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across all industries. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards every year. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over.

MassChallenge is a registered 501(C)3 non-profit in the United States and a registered charity in the other markets where we operate. Learn more about our partnerships.

Key stats (2010 - 2016)

  • 1,211 alumni
  • $1.8 billion funding raised
  • $700 million revenue generated
  • 60,000 jobs created
  • 80% of companies still active
  • 5% of startups acquired

Awards & recognition

  • TechCrunch: #1 seed investor in the world for female-founded startups
  • Gust and Fundacity: Top 5 accelerator in the US
  • The Seed Accelerator Rankings Project: Gold accelerator in the US
  • According to MIT research, MassChallenge startups are 2.5x more likely to raise more than $1M in funding and hire at least 15 employees than startups who do not participate.*

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*MIT dissertation research by Dr. Daniel Fehder, under the supervision of MIT Professors Fiona Murray and Scott Stern.