Press Releases

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."
 

MassChallenge Takes Next Step Toward Establishing New Startup Accelerator Program Location in Mexico

“We have had some top-notch startups from Mexico participate in the MassChallenge program in Boston and we know the vast potential that exists there,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “MassChallenge recognizes the talent, innovation and creativity in Mexico and Latin America, which is ideal for a new accelerator program. We are excited to move forward with plans to establish a full program in the region.”
 

MassChallenge Appoints Former Microsoft UK’s Startup Lead Diane Perlman as New Global Chief Marketing Officer

Perlman comes to MassChallenge from Microsoft UK, where she founded the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London, which has since graduated 37 startups through the programme. With deep marketing and communications experience in the startup, entrepreneurship and technology sector, Perlman will complement MassChallenge’s existing executive team as the organisation continues its rapid global growth.
 

MassChallenge Announces Global Board of Advisors

The global board’s role is to help advise MassChallenge on its global strategy and expansion plans.

Global Accelerator MassChallenge Celebrates Industry High for Number of Female Founders

The latest reports to come out for the industry as a whole estimate that 18% of startups overall have at least one female founder (source: TechCrunch and Crunchbase).
 

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