How to Apply to MassChallenge!
Applying to the MassChallenge 2013 Accelerator Program involves creating a simple “Startup Profile” on our web site, paying an Application Fee, and submitting an “Application.” Note that, as in past years, Refund Codes will be available to enable startups to reduce or potentially completely offset their application fee.
The application period for the MassChallenge 2013 Accelerator Program will open February 13, and run through April 3.
Detailed instructions for applying will be posted here as that date approaches.
The tentative application quesitons will also be posted here soon -- so stay tuned.
The Application Judging Process
Following the Application Deadline on April 11, the judging process commences. Judging proceeds in two Rounds:
- Round 1 – Online review of all Applications. Your Application will be reviewed online by multiple judges. After Round 1 is complete, you will receive any feedback provided by these judges on your Application. Round 1 will take several weeks, completing around May 2.
- Round 2 – In-Person Judging. The top ~300 applications will be invited to pitch in-person to panels of judges at the MassChallenge offices in Boston on specific dates that will be arranged between May 7 and 14. Although in-person pitching is strongly recommended, those who cannot get to Boston for an in-person pitch (such as international companies) may pitch via Video Skype. Following Round 2 judging, approximately 125 “Finalists” will be invited to participate in the MassChallenge 2013 Accelerator Program that beings in June.
Eligibility criteria are listed here.
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.
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