Take your Business to the Next Level

Applications for PULSE@ are now open! Apply today to join the 2018 Digital Health Lab

We want to help your startup win. We have a proven track-record of taking our startups to the next level. Since 2010, 1,211 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $2 billion in funding, generated over $900 million in revenue, and created over 65,000 direct and indirect jobs. What are you waiting for?

As part of MassChallenge - the most startup friendly accelerator on the panet - you get access to:

  • Expert Mentoring

  • Alumni & Community Network

  • Flexible Curriculum

  • Corporate Access

  • Free Collaborative Workspace

  • In-Kind Deals

  • More than $2 Million in Zero-Equity Cash Awards

How to apply

  1. Register by creating your user profile

  2. Create your startup profile

  3. Submit the application fee

  4. Complete and submit your application



Learn more about PULSE@-specific eligibility requirements here

We accept applications for early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue in the last 12 months, and are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re our kind of entrepreneur.

About our judging process

Learn more about PULSE@-specific judging here

MassChallenge uses two rounds of judging to select our startups. We ensure that every single startup receives a comprehensive read of their application by assigning each of them a panel of diverse judges that represent a range of different industries.

In the first round of judging, all applications are reviewed online by our international community of judges.

  • Each application is reviewed by at least three judges.

  • Each applicant receives individualized feedback from the judges.

Startups are notified if they make the second round of judging. In the second round of judging, those startups pitch to a panel of judges in-person or via Skype in some circumstances. The highest-impact and highest-potential startups are invited to participate in the accelerator as finalists.

PULSE@ Timeline

  • August 8, 2017: Applications open

  • September 15, 2017 at 12pm (noon) ET: Early bird application deadline

  • October 10, 2017 at 12pm (noon) ET: Application deadline

  • December 5 - December 6, 2017: In-person matchmaking

  • December 13, 2017: 2018 cohort announced

  • January 9, 2018: First day of PULSE 2018 accelerator

Timing is everything

Applications for the 2017 programs in Boston, Israel, Switzlerand, and Mexico are closed. Sign up to be notified as soon as applications are open.

Please note: MassChallenge UK’s next planned accelerator is in 2018. Please check back in early 2018 for UK-specific updates. In the meantime, we encourage you to apply to another MassChallenge accelerator program. Contact apply@masschallenge.org with any questions.

More questions?

Check out our FAQ here or e-mail us at apply@masschallenge.org!