Timeline

These are the key-dates and deadlines of the 2016 programs.

Boston, Jerusalem, and Geneva Timeline

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).
 
March 31 (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, Geneva, 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. 
 

 

London and Mexico City Timeline

 
Application Launch: May 19
 
Early Bird Deadline: June 16
 
Regular Deadline: June 29
 
R2 Judging: August 1 - 5
 
Finalist Announcement: August 10
 
Bootcamp (start of accelerator): September 5 - 7* (may be shorter or longer based on curriculum design)
 
UK Pre-final Judging: November 21 & 22
 
UK Final Judging: December 1 & 2
 
Mexico Final Judging: November 28 - 29
 
Mexico Awards Ceremony: December 1
 
UK Awards Ceremony:  December 7 or 8
 
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