Press Releases Boston

Microsoft and MassChallenge Announce Bridge to MassChallenge Australia

Bridge to MassChallenge Australia will include a nationwide startup competition to identify the highest-impact and highest-potential startups in the country. The top startups will receive intensive mentorship and training at boot camps in Australia. Next, Australian and international judges will select the top startups from the boot camps to participate in a further bespoke boot camp at one of the five MassChallenge accelerator locations around the world, which include Boston, the United Kingdom, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico. 
 

Masschallenge Boston Opens Applications for 2016 Program

MassChallenge also announced the launch of MassChallenge Mexico, its fifth accelerator program globally, which will be located in Mexico City. Camila Lecaros has been appointed as the new Managing Director for MassChallenge Mexico. Applications will open for MassChallenge Mexico May 19th. 
 

MassChallenge Boston Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2015

Over 1,500 members of the Boston startup community gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the sixth-annual MassChallenge Boston Awards Ceremony. The event featured a showcase of the 128 MassChallenge Boston startups, pitches from the top 26, and speeches from DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh.
 

MassChallenge Boston Announces Top 26 Startups Competing for $1.5 Million in Cash Awards

 
“Our entrepreneurs had a game-changing summer and I’m very proud of all of the 2015 finalists,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries – from transportation to healthcare to robotics. Each of these startups has great potential, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community at the Awards Ceremony.”
 

MassChallenge Announces Global Board of Advisors

The global board’s role is to help advise MassChallenge on its global strategy and expansion plans.

Global Accelerator MassChallenge Celebrates Industry High for Number of Female Founders

The latest reports to come out for the industry as a whole estimate that 18% of startups overall have at least one female founder (source: TechCrunch and Crunchbase).
 

MassChallenge Extends Global Reach with Record Number of Applicants

Applicants for both 2015 programs can be viewed here (note: stealth entrants not visible to the public): http://masschallenge.org/startups/2015/entrants

MassChallenge Scholarship Program Empowers Entrepreneurs to Participate in 2015 Accelerator Program

“Our goal with these scholarships is to help support emerging industries,” said MassChallenge Boston Managing Director Scott Bailey, “We understand the difficulties that these companies face and hope this will provide some financial relief so they can come to Boston to focus on their startups this Summer.” 
 

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