Promising startups are encouraged to apply to the zero-equity accelerator by March 28
BOSTON, FEB. 8 - MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced that it has named Kiki Mills Johnston as Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston, which is now accepting applications for its 2017 accelerator. With this appointment, Scott Bailey will transition to focus on exploring new opportunities within MassChallenge to amplify support for startups across North America.
Applications open for Boston, Israel and Switzerland locations until March 28
BOSTON, FEBRUARY 8, 2017 - MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today opened applications for its 2017 class of high-impact startups. MassChallenge Boston, Israel, and Switzerland are now accepting applications for early-stage startups across all industries, from anywhere around the world. The application deadline is March 28, 2017.
Startups celebrated for groundbreaking ideas that will create global impact
LONDON, JAN 18, 2017 - MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, tonight awarded £100,000 in zero-equity cash prizes to 6 of the highest-impact startups from the 2016 MassChallenge UK accelerator program.
Leading global accelerator surpasses 1,000 startup milestone
BOSTON, JAN 18, 2017 - MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today released its 2016 Impact Report, which details the organization’s growth over the past year. In 2016, MassChallenge passed a significant milestone of accelerating more than 1,000 startups – 1,211 in total. Additionally, since 2010, MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.8 billion in funding, generated over $700 million in revenue, and created 60,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The top 10 will now move onto the final judging round, where they will have the opportunity to win shares of more than $100,000 dollars in zero-equity grants and the access to global network of MassChallenge. Winners will be announced at the MassChallenge Awards on December 1st at Centro Banamex.
The first-ever MassChallenge Israel Awards brought together more than 500 leaders and supporters from the Israel innovation community to celebrate the MassChallenge entrepreneurs co-hosted with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The night also featured an augmented reality showcase of the 48-startup cohort, on-stage pitches from the top 10 companies, and speeches from Mayor Nir Barkat, Minister Ze’ev Elkin and IBM Watson Health General Manager Deborah DiSanzo, who gave the keynote address.
The seventh-annual MassChallenge Boston Awards brought together more than 1,500 leaders and supporters from the Boston entrepreneurial community to celebrate the MassChallenge entrepreneurs at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The night also featured a showcase of the 128-startup cohort, on-stage pitches from the top 26 companies, and speeches from Governor Charlie Baker and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, who keynoted the event.
Entrepreneurs, partners, mentors, judges and guests gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the first MassChallenge Switzerland Awards. The event featured pitches from the top 13, and speeches from Elmar Mock, Co-founder of Swatch, Stefan Scheiber, CEO of Bühler Group and Toby Wolf, Economic and Commercial Officer at the US Embassy in Bern.
The top ten will vie for 1 million NIS in no-equity cash prizes to be determined and distributed by a final judging panel of Israel-based industry experts and leaders. Cash winners will be announced at the MassChallenge Awards on November 9th, co-hosted with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.