Awards Ceremony 2014

The MassChallenge Awards Ceremony is the startup community's largest and highest-value event to celebrate innovation and support the world's most promising startups.

Wednesday, October 29

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

  •   5:00PM - 6:30PM Finalist Showcase
  •   6:30PM - 9:00PM Awards Ceremony

Join us as one of the 1,000+ world class entrepreneurs, lead investors, corporate executives, philanthropists, media, and startup enthusiasts that attend this phenomenal evening. Over $1.75 million in cash and over $10 million in in-kind deals awarded with no strings attached!

  •   Engage with all 128 startups showcasing.
  •   Hear inspiring pitches from the Top 26 startups.
  •   Be the first to know who will win!


Keynote: Travis Kalanick

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Uber Technologies, Inc.

Whether it’s founding the world’s first P2P search engine, or developing the premier enterprise content delivery system, Travis believes that every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it. That spirit is at the very core of Uber’s success and ever-expanding global presence, currently in over 210 cities in 45 countries on six continents. Read full bio.

Deval Patrick

Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Deval Patrick was reelected to a second term as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2010, renewing his commitment to expanding opportunity and prosperity in Massachusetts. Governor Patrick’s life has charted a path from the South Side of Chicago to the U.S. Justice Department, Fortune 500 boardrooms, and now the Massachusetts State House. In each of these capacities, Governor Patrick has been guided by the advice of his grandmother: hope for the best and work for it. Read full bio.


Master of Ceremonies / Special Guest Speaker

Kara MillerNancy Frates

Kara Miller, Master of Ceremonies

Kara Miller is the host and executive editor of “Innovation Hub,” from WGBH and PRI, which she started in 2011. “Innovation Hub” launched nationally in 2014. The show focuses on creative thinking in areas from healthcare to transportation, technology to education. It has featured Sal Khan, Marissa Mayer, Tom Friedman, Jared Diamond, and David Pogue, among others. Read full bio.

Nancy E. Frates, Special Guest Speaker

On March 13, 2011, Nancy Frates’ 27 year old son, Pete, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. During August 2014, her family and supporters inspired the ALS Bucket Challenge to go viral, a nationwide campaign to spread awareness about ALS. Nancy has worked extensively with ALS TDI, ALS Association, The Pete Frates #3 Fund, and other organizations involved in research, patient support, and fundraising. Read full bio.



For limited sponsorship opportunities and VIP tables, see below for more info and contact Ryan Walsh.

Attendees can join the waitlist below.

* MassChallenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. MassChallenge Awards Ceremony proceeds support entrepreneurs and the $1 million in cash awards.
** All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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•  Customizable package
•  2 reserved tables for 10; premium placement
•  Full page ad in program book
•  Custom intro to companies 
•  Onstage presence
•  Premium brand presence in ceremony collateral
•  Plated dinner & enhanced beverage options

$15,000 Game-Changer

•  2 reserved tables for 10; premium placement
•  Full page ad in program book
•  Brand presence in ceremony collateral
•  Plated dinner & enhanced beverage options

$6,000 Innovator

•  1 reserved table for 10; premium placement
•  Half page ad in program book
•  Sponsor logo in ceremony brochure
•  Enhanced food & beverage options

Go-Getter Table ($3000)

•  1 reserved table for 10 attendees at ceremony
•  Sponsor mention in ceremony brochure
•  Enhanced food & beverage options

Half-Table ($1500)

•  5 seats at VIP table (guaranteed seating together)
•  Enhanced food & beverage options

Information on additional levels of sponsorship are available upon request.
For all table seating and sponsorship information email Ryan Walsh at


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