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MassChallenge Scholarships Work For Startups

The Struggle for Resources
With no cash resources, entrepreneurs must resort to building prototypes in their garages, academic research labs, co-working spaces, or even their kitchen tables. At MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, we’re dedicated to providing finalists with ample office space, supplies, prototyping labs, mentorship opportunities, education and curriculum, and a no-strings-attached prize pool at the end of our program.

How Luke Skywalker Bootstrapped a Rebellion

Sometimes it's not a Trap! - Opportunity is Unexpected:

Meet the New Tech Nonprofits

In 2008, a group of college friends and I started Moneythink, a financial mentorship program that bridges the achievement gap in our community. In 2011, we were recognized by President Obama as one of the best new ideas for social innovation, and in 2013, we were the only nonprofit to win the prestigious MassChallenge award. We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings as a grassroots student club, and have since evolved into a new breed of nonprofit: a tech nonprofit.

Getting Intimate with the Top 26 - Part 1

World Tech Makers:
How has your experience at MassChallenge helped your company grow and what is the one milestone you’re most proud of?

We were able to clearly define the 3 different service/product lines we now offer (on-site bootcamps, online bootcamps and Nativo Digital, our gamified and adaptive technology education platform for kids and teenagers), to define a strategy for B2B, and to close our seed round. We started piloting our proprietary software. 

Deportation to Innovation: How Life’s Unchosen Paths Prepared Hitesh Tolani for a Life of Entrepreneurship

I had now visited multiple states to debrief their Healthcare/Medicaid organizations, but when I paused at the rotunda of this state house and looked up, there it was… along with the other 12 colonies in breathtaking stained glass, the seal of my home state — South Carolina!

Meet the MassChallenge Boston 2015 Top 26

“Our entrepreneurs had a game-changing summer and I’m very proud of all of the 2015 finalists,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries – from transportation to healthcare to robotics. Each of these startups has great potential, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community at the Awards Ceremony.”

Three Reasons You Need to Attend #MCAwards15


  1. Connect with the 128 Boston Finalists -- Witness 26 Expert Pitches