Our Approach

MassChallenge helps entrepreneurs solve the world’s biggest challenges. We take no equity from our startups, and through an annual multimillion dollar competition, we award cash prizes to the top startups in each program.

Our mission


Our model

Each year, MassChallenge accelerates the most startups in the world through our competition-based, zero-equity model. Our selective four-month program connects participants to: 

  • An established international community of startups  
  • World-class mentoring from industry experts 
  • Tailored programming 
  • Unrivalled access to corporate partners 
  • $2M in cash prizes

our impact

MassChallenge is the most efficient and effective driver of startup growth at scale ever. Our alumni, from over 81 countries, excel in every category

  • 1,211 alumni – 85% are still active or acquired 
  • 65,000 jobs created 
  • $900+ revenue generated 
  • $2B funding raised 

Our approach