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MassChallenge Israel Awards 1 Million NIS in Zero-Equity Prizes to Top Startups

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.

MassChallenge Boston Awards $1.5M in Zero-Equity Prizes to Top Startups

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.

MassChallenge Switzerland Rewards 6 Highest-Impact Startups from 2016 Class

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.
 

MassChallenge™ Israel Unveils Top 10 Startups

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. 

MassChallenge™ Appoints New COO to Support Global Expansion

With more than 20 years of experience managing and scaling global organizations, Dullea will manage MassChallenge’s current worldwide operations, including its accelerator programs in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, and the

MassChallenge Switzerland Unveils Top 13 Startups

Those 13 startups will present to the final judging panel. Judges will have the possibility to distribute up to 1 million CHF according to the merit of the projects that will be presented. In addition, in kind support will be provided to the more promising startups. Winners will be announced at the MassChallenge Awards on November 2nd at Univercité in Renens where the accelerator is based. 

MassChallenge Boston Unveils Top 26 Startups

The top 26 will now move onto the final judging round, where they’ll have the opportunity to win shares of more than $1 million in zero-equity grants. In addition, CASIS and Boeing will award $500,000 to fund research projects on the International Space Station. Winners will be announced at the MassChallenge Awards on November 2nd at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

MassChallenge™ UK reveals 42 of its 100 startups founded by women, a record amount achieved by unique and unbiased selection process

MassChallenge has a unique application system that removes bias from the process. The startup applications are initially submitted online, with only the business plan and pitch visible, and reviewed by at least four judges from a network of experts whose scores are then recalibrated and weighted to account for personal biases. Independent expert judges including investors, successful entrepreneurs, and corporate partners, make the decisions as a group.

Applications Open Today for First Bridge to MassChallenge Australia

Bridge to MassChallenge Australia will provide training and privileged access to the MassChallenge global network for entrepreneurs and key stakeholders throughout Australia. Together with six founding partners including The Commonwealth of Australia, the Government of Victoria, the Government of South Australia, the Government of New South Wales, Microsoft, and Monash University, Bridge to MassChallenge will also work with local partners to support Australian entrepreneurs with no strings attached. 

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