Press Releases

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. 

MassChallenge UK Announces the 100 Startups to Participate in 2016 Accelerator

Applications for the programme came from 69 countries, showing that there is still strong interest in the UK’s tech ecosystem, even after Brexit, with finalists from China (Macau), Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, and India, to name a few. Of the 100 teams, 86 teams are from the UK, four are from other European countries, and four teams are from the United States.

The State of Startup/Corporate Collaboration 2016 Study Results Unveiled

The study was the first to interview both startups and corporations on their views about their interactions. The firms surveyed 233 startups and 112 corporate respondents from March 30th to April 24th, 2016. Corporate respondents included Microsoft, Pfizer, KLM, Cisco, Xerox, and IBM, among many other leading companies.

Among other insights, the study uncovered five key learnings:

MassChallenge Sets Application Date for PULSE@MassChallenge

In this role, Nick will be focused on facilitating active collaboration between high-impact startups and key stakeholders within the healthcare ecosystem, including leading providers, investors, corporates, institutions, and patient advocacy groups.

MassChallenge Fosters Startup and Partner Engagement Through Boston Scholarship Program

Selected from more than 90 applications, this year’s recipients received between $5,000 - $10,000 in grant funding to help support innovation throughout their participation in the four-month MassChallenge Boston accelerator program, which provides entrepreneurs with access to resources, programming, and mentorship for zero-equity. In total, partners awarded $135,000 in scholarship funding to 23 startups that are participating in this year’s program.