MassChallenge 2013 entry officially begins in the afternoon on February 13, 2013, and closes on April 3rd. Visit the website between these dates and register for a "Startup" account to submit your startup company.
Please see here for the full MassChallenge 2013 timeline for key dates, events and more.
The 2013 entry fee is $199. However, there is an "Early Bird" special of $99 for applicants who pay by noon EST on March 6.
Please send any additional questions regarding application payment to pay@MassChallenge.org.
The first round of judging occurs online and can be completed remotely from anywhere in the world. The second round of judging involves an in-person pitch to a panel of judges, made up by top entrepreneurs and investors. Entrants should be prepared to fly to Boston if selected for that opportunity. The final round will require the applicant to be physically present in Massachusetts. Acceleration of finalists requires close integration with experts from the Massachusetts ecosystem. Winners are not required to remain in Massachusetts after the competition.
Yes, you can be a volunteer, mentor, judge, sponsor or speaker. Experts who want to get involved in MassChallenge 2013 can Register Here. Others looking to volunteer can visit our Jobs page or contact contact@MassChallenge.org.
The startup accelerator runs from June 25 – October 30. During this time, entrepreneurs have access to world-class mentorship, a motivated community of fellow entrepreneurs and supporters, expert training and networking events, and additional in-kind deals, marketing & media resources, funding opportunites, free office space and more.
Yes. We expect active, consistent engagement in the accelerator program. This requires regular, physical presence from at least one team founder in the MassChallenge Boston office from June 25 through October 30. Concerns about engagement should be directed to Apply@MassChallenge.org.
MassChallenge is an opportunity to dramatically accelerate your business. You will receive access to key resources, mentorship, and excellent office space during the accelerator program and have an opportunity to win part of $1M.
The 361 MassChallenge startups have raised over $362M in capital and created 2,900+ new jobs.
MassChallenge alumni are more satisfied with MassChallenge than Apple customers are with Apple, Inc.
Anyone can enter MassChallenge with any startup idea, even if your startup is still in the idea phase.
To qualify, your company must be a seed- or early-stage startup. As we define it, this means you probably haven’t raised over $500K of investment, and probably don’t have more than $1M in annual revenue. You can still apply if you exceed these guidelines – a special judging panel will review your application to determine if you are 'early stage.' There is no lower limit in terms of funding or development to apply to MassChallenge.
If your application is stuck at 95% (or some number less than 100%) this means that you have not filled out all the fields. If you do not have any part-time employees, that field must have a zero in it. Or, if you are a team from outside of the United States, it could be that you have left the "State" field blank. You need to select the "International" item from the State drop down list. Sorry for any confusion.