Press Releases

Applications Open for MassChallenge Switzerland with Up to CHF 1 Million in Awards

The announcement took place at the first-ever MassChallenge World Startup Summit held in collaboration with the 2016 LIFT Conference, where top MassChallenge alumni participated in a pitch competition to win equity-free cash prizes totaling $10,000. All participating MassChallenge teams were inducted into the new MassChallenge Hall of Fame. Swiss startups also participated in a pitch competition.

MassChallenge Launches Newest Global Accelerator in Israel with Goal to Support 100 Startups in First Two Years

The accelerator combines MassChallenge’s no-equity, competition-based model with Israel’s dynamic innovation ecosystem. While based in Jerusalem, the accelerator focuses on promising startups across all of Israel, and also serves as an attractive entry-point for entrepreneurs all over the world who are eager to access Israel’s thriving environment for startups.
 

MassChallenge Expands Global Accelerator Network into Switzerland

Four founding partners are supporting the MassChallenge Switzerland launch: Bühler Group, already a diamond sponsor of MassChallenge in Boston, Nestlé, Inartis Foundation and Swiss Economic Forum.

“Switzerland is a well-established leader for innovation and industry,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “Launching a new accelerator in Switzerland that is connected with our other global hubs will dramatically expand the open innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Switzerland, as well as greatly enhance the MassChallenge network in Europe.”

MassChallenge Boston Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2015

Over 1,500 members of the Boston startup community gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the sixth-annual MassChallenge Boston Awards Ceremony. The event featured a showcase of the 128 MassChallenge Boston startups, pitches from the top 26, and speeches from DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins, Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Marty Walsh.
 

MassChallenge Expands Global Accelerator Network into Jerusalem

Key sponsors funding the expansion of MassChallenge Israel include the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, Jerusalem Development Authority, the City of Jerusalem, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, The Kraft Group, Bank Hapoalim, EMC and Herzog Fox Ne’eman. Earlier this year, MassChallenge announced that Israel Ganot, founder of Gazelle and veteran executive at eBay and PayPal, will lead MassChallenge Israel as Managing Director.
 

MassChallenge UK Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2015

Over 700 members of the London startup community gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the first ever MassChallenge UK Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser. The event featured a showcase of the 90 MassChallenge UK startups, pitches from the Top 26, and speeches from Thomasina Miers, Cofounder and Executive Chef of Wahaca, and Azmat Yusuf, CEO and Founder of Citymapper.
 

MassChallenge Boston Announces Top 26 Startups Competing for $1.5 Million in Cash Awards

 
“Our entrepreneurs had a game-changing summer and I’m very proud of all of the 2015 finalists,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries – from transportation to healthcare to robotics. Each of these startups has great potential, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community at the Awards Ceremony.”
 

MassChallenge UK Announces Top 26 Startups Competing for £500,000 in Cash Awards

“Our entrepreneurs had a game-changing summer and I’m very proud of all of the 2015 finalists,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries – from transportation to healthcare to robotics. Each of these startups has great potential, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community at the Awards Ceremony.”

MassChallenge da el siguiente paso hacia el establecimiento del programa de aceleración para nuevas empresas con ubicación en México

"We had some new class companies in Mexico participating in the MassChallenge program in Boston and we know the enormous potential that exists there," said founder and CEO John Harthorne MassChallenge. "MassChallenge recognizes the talent, innovation and creativity in Mexico and Latin America, which is great for a new program to accelerate. We are excited to move forward with plans to establish a comprehensive program in the region."
 

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