MassChallenge UK connects high-impact, early stage startups with mentors, partners and investors, while providing the most high-impact support during a 4-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 (up to £500K), 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 largest being £50,000.