Press Releases

MassChallenge Extends Global Reach with Record Number of Applicants

Applicants for both 2015 programs can be viewed here (note: stealth entrants not visible to the public):

MassChallenge Scholarship Program Empowers Entrepreneurs to Participate in 2015 Accelerator Program

“Our goal with these scholarships is to help support emerging industries,” said MassChallenge Boston Managing Director Scott Bailey, “We understand the difficulties that these companies face and hope this will provide some financial relief so they can come to Boston to focus on their startups this Summer.” 

Women’s iLab Partners with MassChallenge to Encourage More Female Entrepreneurs

Women's iLab will sponsor several seats leading up to the 2015 accelerator for aspiring female entrepreneurs who will work out of the MassChallenge offices and tap into the accelerator’s vast resources – including mentorship, training, access to funding, legal advice, and media outreach.

MassChallenge Launches Global Applications for No-Equity Startup Accelerator Programs

The 2015 MassChallenge programs are expected to attract more applicants than ever before. Approximately 200 startups will participate in the four-month accelerators in Boston and London, receiving free resources and opportunities, including mentorship, office space, and access to a global network. Finalist startups will compete for millions in non-dilutive cash awards: over $1.5 million in MassChallenge Boston and up to £500 thousand (~$760 thousand) in MassChallenge UK. 

Scott Bailey Named Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston

BOSTON (January 8, 2015) – MassChallenge announced it has named
Scott Bailey as the Managing Director of the global accelerator’s
Boston program. In this newly created role, Bailey will oversee the
largest and most established program within the global accelerator’s
growing family. Additionally, MassChallenge executives have appointed
Roman Kern as Senior Director of Programs and Operations for
MassChallenge Boston.
Bailey has served as a key member of the MassChallenge team since

MassChallenge Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2014

MassChallenge and ~1,700 members of the Boston startup community gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the fifth-annual MassChallenge Awards Ceremony.

MassChallenge Announces Top 26 Finalists from Most Competitive Class Ever

“Our entrepreneurs had a rigorous summer and I’m very proud of all startups from the 2014 class,” said MassChallenge Founder and President Akhil Nigam. “These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries – from healthcare to education to clean technology. While the final judges will have a difficult task ahead of them, we can all agree that each of these startups has great potential.”

Thomson Reuters Joins MassChallenge as Platinum Sponsor

“We are pleased to partner with MassChallenge as we build our Data Innovation Lab in Boston,”

MassChallenge Names 128 Startups to 2014 Accelerator Class

"We are incredibly grateful to our judges and partners for helping us to identify the startups that will drive global impact,” said MassChallenge Founder and President Akhil Nigam.