Submitted on Nov 17, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
It’s that time of year – that scary time when we get official news about our performance and achievements over the year. Of course, we are told that the information should never be a surprise. We should be getting feedback all year long, so the review is just a summary of what we...
These startups need a little help to make a big impact
Submitted on Nov 10, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
Many entrepreneurs have taken to crowdfunding to help launch their ventures into the next step. There are many advantages to using Kickstarter or another platform, such as immediate product validation and a chance to test consumer interest in a mostly risk-free environment. It also gives...
Submitted on Nov 07, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
Last night the BCEC was buzzing. 1700 startups, mentors, and supporters gathered to celebrate the 2014 class of MassChallenge entrepreneurs – 128 startups from around the world bringing technology and innovation to our lives. It was quite a night! Pitches, keynotes, VIPs, showcases. There...
Submitted on Nov 03, 2014 • by Jackie Tan, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
Last Wednesday MassChallenge held their annual Awards Ceremony in order to highlight the wonderful startups participating in this year’s accelerator program and award $1.75 million in equity-free grants and over $10 million of in-kind prizes to top startups in front of 1,700 members of...
Submitted on Oct 27, 2014 • by Jackie Tan, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
The MassChallenge 2014 Awards Ceremony is just a few days away! In order to get the innovation community up to speed on the Top 26 MassChallenge Finalists that will be pitching at the event, we sat down with startup founders to help you put a face behind the high-impact idea:
Submitted on Oct 23, 2014 • by Jackie Tan, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
We recently announced the Top 26 Finalists of the MassChallenge 2014 startup class. In preparation for the world's highest-value event for celebrating entrepreneurship on October 29th, we want to make sure you get to know that startups that will be pitching at the event!
Joanna reflects on how to deal with the less glamorous parts of building a company
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
Last night my eleven-year-old son woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me he wants to quit the drums. He cried like a baby saying it’s too hard and he doesn’t want to practice. He actually confessed to me that he hasn’t practiced his bookwork in over a week. He gets...
We've announced the top 26 MassChallenge Finalists, here's what the community had to say
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
We're incredibly excited to unveil the Top 26 MassChallenge finalists that will be pitching in front of a live audience of thousands at the Boston Convention and Exhibiton Center on October 29th. This list of 26 was selective out of the most competitive group of 128 MassChallenge...
MC Startups make a global impact. Here's a quick taste
Submitted on Oct 13, 2014 • by Jackie Tan, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
As 2014's MassChallenge startups are reaching the home stretch of another exciting accelerator, we begin to reflect on all of our startups, both past and present and all the amazing work they are doing to change the world. Here are five quick examples of MassChallenge startups that are...
Our Director of Marketing, Robby Bitting, chats about his Startup Weekend Experience!
Submitted on Oct 10, 2014 • by Robby Bitting, MassChallenge Director of Marketing
Our Director of Marketing, Robby Bitting, and our Director of Systems & Operations, Roman Kern, spent the week at the Up America Summit in Kansas City, Missouri! Here are nine things they learned about Kansas City's budding and vibrant startup ecosystem
Meet top startups and make the most out of an amazing night!
Submitted on Oct 08, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
The 2014 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony is quickly approaching on October 29th! 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. Purchasing a table is the best way...
Joanna shares her favorite TED Talks for avoiding the pitch nerves!
Submitted on Oct 03, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
Why do people get nervous when presenting in front of an audience? It doesn’t seem to matter if the audience is four people sitting around a conference table or 1,000 in a grand ballroom; when charged with giving a speech or presentation, it’s nerve-wracking. At MassChallenge, our...
We checked in with a former intern about his MassChallenge experience!
Submitted on Oct 01, 2014 • by Jonathan "Yonny" Reichel, 2014 Partnerships Intern
A few weeks ago, I was asked to write of my experiences as a Business Development intern at MassChallenge. Initially, I was star-struck and scared out of my wits. How was I supposed to encompass all of the amazing experiences I’ve had over the summer in a single blog post? So, in my best...