February 9: Applications Open. Entrepreneurs apply online to MassChallenge 2016 programs.
March 2 (NOON EST): Early bird application deadline. Apply early and receive discounted application fee ($49).
April 1 (NOON EDT): Regular application deadline. This is the last date to submit applications for the 2016 accelerator programs. Regular application fee applies ($99).
March 29 - April 22: Round 1 Judging: Expert judges assess online applications and provide feedback to entrants. Each application receives scoring and feedback from multiple judges.
May 4 - May 11: Round 2 Judging: Semi-finalist startups deliver 20-minute pitches to panels of judges in Boston, Lausanne, or Jerusalem. Live Q&A followed up by written scoring and feedback.
May 19: Finalist Announcement. The most promising startups are invited to participate in the MassChallenge 2016 accelerator programs as finalists.
June 20 - October 14: Accelerator Program. Access to world-class mentorship, training, office space, funding, marketing, media and other resources.
September 27 - September 29: Pre-final Judging: Finalists pitch to panels of judges highlighting their progress during the accelerator.
October 13 & 14: Final Judging. The top 26 startups pitch to high profile judges, who determine cash awards.
October 27: Israel Awards Ceremony.
November 2: Boston Awards Ceremony.