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New strides for female entrepreneurs

This week, MassChallenge proudly announced that 39% of startups participating in MassChallenge Boston and MassChallenge UK have at least one female founder. By industry standards, this number is exceptionally high – according to the latest reports on the industry as a whole, in 2014 only 18% of all U.S.

Here's What We've Been Reading

“Tomorrow’s Advance Man” by Tad Friend - The New Yorker

Why we read it: This is a long but extremely detailed glimpse into the mind of one of Silicon Valley’s most intriguing investors--Marc Andreesen--and his venture capital firm Andreesen-Horowitz, better known as a16z. Andreesen is a mad-scientist with a clairvoyant ability to unearth the next big thing.

 

Introducing the 2015 Boston Finalists

Moreover, David made it a point to highlight MassChallenge as a microcosm of Boston’s success in nurturing this tripartite approach to expanding its tech ecosystem.  David knows better than most, and his speech, detailing Boston’s transition from relative obscurity to a robust innovation hub bursting with local talent over the past decade, was a precise summation of the MassChallenge mantra--catalyze a startup renaissance.

 

Why I'm Excited to Join MassChallenge Israel

A year ago, I joined Deval Patrick (the former Governor of Massachusetts) and a delegation of over one hundred business, academic, and government leaders, on a trade mission to Israel. The primary objective was to explore and cultivate opportunities for collaboration between Massachusetts and Israel. Throughout the three-day visit, it was evident that there exists a strong, deep, and successful relationship between the two geographies.

Sponsor Profile: Smith & Nephew

"As we expand around the world, Smith & Nephew's global presence will enable MassChallenge to better serve the most critical needs of startups innovating in the medical devices field." says MassChallenge’s Managing Director, Scott Bailey. 

MassChallenge acquires Start Tank Boston

For the next stage of growth, Start Tank Boston will be spun out and combine forces with MassChallenge. The MassChallenge mission to “catalyze a startup renaissance” by “helping early-stage entrepreneurs win” is 100% aligned with everything Start Tank has stood for since inception. Together, we’ll be able to provide Boston-area entrepreneurs with the strongest program and resources.
 
MassChallenge will acquire key elements of the Start Tank Boston program including:
 

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