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Recorded Stream

Overview and Welcome - 18:10
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick - 42:42
MassIT Government Innovation Competition - 45:29
Top 26 Pitches (1) - 50:53
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick - 1:02:30
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt - 1:26:37
Top 26 Pitches (2) - 1:39:37
"Ice Bucket Challenge" Co-Creator Nancy Frates - 1:53:49
Top 26 Pitches (3) - 2:19:15
MassChallenge Sidecar Prizes - 2:29:18
MassChallenge $50K Gold Winners - 2:38:45
MassChallenge $100K Diamond Winners - 2:59:41
Closing Remarks - 3:06:15


Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

  •   5:00PM - 6:00PM Finalist Showcase
  •   6:00PM - 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!


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.



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.

Kara Miller

Host of "Innovation Hub"

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.
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Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman, Google

Eric Schmidt joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. He served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2011, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation. Read full bio.

Nancy E. Frates

Co-Creator, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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.

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•  Brand presence in ceremony collateral
•  Plated dinner & enhanced beverage options


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