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Why YOU DON’T Want to Miss the 1st Annual MassChallenge Startup Golf Tournament

All twosomes have the opportunity to be paired with a MassChallenge startup and all proceeds from the event will benefit the $1 Million in annual prize money awarded to the MC finalists. The tournament is jam-packed with a variety of prizes for the winners and golfers will also be awarded for both longest drive and closest to pin!

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.

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