MassChallenge Boston's four month accelerator program gives global entrepreneurs the resources they need
with no equity taken.

  • 4 month accelerator program. World-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media and more.
  • $1.75M+ in Cash Awards. $10M+ in-kind support.
  • Open to all. Any early-stage startup can enter, from anywhere, in any industry.
  • No equity taken. No restrictions applied.
  • Why Boston

    Entrepreneurs participating in the Boston accelerator program are granted free office space in the Innovation and Design Building designed to enable diversity, flexibility, identity and community.

    This 26,000 square foot space creates something like a watering hole, attracting people and organizations to contribute value to the entrepreneurs at the source of activity. On any given day, it is common to find a wide range of experts and startup enthusiasts looking to engage.

    Engaging with MassChallenge’s Boston program offers a wealth of opportunity for international entrepreneurs to enter the US market. Massachusetts’ immense university, innovation, and other resources in every industry are some of the best in the country.



    Open to all

    Any early-stage startup, from anywhere in the world, in any industry is eligible to apply to MassChallenge Boston.

    Startups headquartered outside of the US make up about 25% of MassChallenge finalists. At least one founding team member of all startups is required to engage in the MassChallenge program in person.

    Non-US entrants will need to demonstrate viable accessibility to the United States for the duration of the acclerator program.

    MassChallenge can work with international entrants to facilitate access to visas, sponsorship and or local accommodations, but we make no guarantees.


    Applications and Eligibility

    To be eligible to enter MassChallenge, a startup must be a seed- or early-stage startup. As we define it, this means you probably haven’t raised over $500K of equity-based investment, and probably don’t have more than $1M in annual revenue.

    Applications for the 2016 Boston Accelerator open on February 9th, 2016. Create a user profile with your basic contact info and stay up to date on all of the latest MassChallenge news and be the first to know about application information.


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