These are the key-dates and deadlines of the 2015 programs.
February 11: Applications Open. Entrepreneurs apply online to MassChallenge 2015 programs. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
March 4 (NOON EST): Early bird application deadline. Apply early and receive discounted application fee ($49).
EXTENDED to April 2 (NOON EDT): Regular application deadline. This is the last date to submit applications for the 2015 accelerator programs. Regular application fee applies ($99).
April 2 - 25: Round 1 Judging. Expert judges assess online applications and provide feedback to entrants. Each application receives scoring and feedback from multiple judges.
Notifications for Round 2 semi-finalists will be sent by Monday May 4 in roughly the order of expected pitch date for Round 2 in-person judging in Boston, London or Israel. Please mark your calendars.
May 6 - 13: Round 2 Judging. Semi-finalist startups deliver 20-minute pitches to panels of judges in Boston, London or Israel. Live Q&A followed up by written scoring and feeback.
May 20: Finalist Announcement. The most promising startups are invited to participate in the MassChallenge 2015 accelerator programs as finalists.
June 22 - October 28: Accelerator Program. Access to world-class mentorship, training, office space, funding, marketing, media and other resources.
September 29 - October 1: Pre-final Judging. Finalists pitch to panels of judges highlighting their progress during the accelerator.
October 15 & 16: Final Judging. The top 26 startups pitch to high profile judges, who determine cash awards.
October 28: Awards Ceremony. The MassChallenge Awards Ceremony is the startup community’s largest and highest-value event to celebrate innovation and support the world’s most promosing startups. Cash grants are awarded to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential.