MassChallenge UK connects high-impact, early stage startups with mentors, partners and investors, while providing the most high-impact support during a 3-month accelerator programme in London
MassChallenge UK has recruited a world-class group of experts from various industries to form our judge and mentor pool. MassChallenge has a unique system of judging in which top-tier judges from the ecosystem select which startups enter the programme. Many of those same judges go on to mentor startups on-on-one throughout the programme and beyond.
Startups are chosen in two rounds of judging. Round 1 takes place online and each startup that applies receives written feedback from 3 or more judges. The startups that are invited to Round 2 judging have the chance to pitch in person in front of a panel of judges. The high-impact and high-potential startups that impress the judges are then invited to participate finalists.
To compete for shares of the award, finalist startups participating in the programme apply and pitch again during pre-final and final judging. The field is narrowed down to the top 26 and then from those between 10 and 20 startups are awarded shares of the no-equity cash prizes, the maximum amount being being £50,000 in cash to be awarded at the end of the programme.