MassChallenge Rhode Island

MassChallenge Rhode Island accelerates the most-promising startups across industries – at zero cost and for zero equity. Founded in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, FM Global, and others, MassChallenge Rhode Island connects entrepreneurs to a powerful community of resources and support in Rhode Island, in addition to MassChallenge’s global network and resources in the flagship Boston program.

Over the course of four months, selected startups have access to:  

  • World-class mentorship, including engagement with Boston experts 

  • Exclusive events and opportunities in both Rhode Island and Boston 

  • Free office space that fosters creativity, productivity, and collaboration 

  • Our community of top corporate partners, alumni, and innovation enthusiasts

  • Tailored programming on anything from product/market fit to fundraising  

  • Shares of up to $50,000 in cash prizes at the culmination of the program


For the chance to join MassChallenge Rhode Island’s inaugural cohort, visit masschallenge.org/apply!


Key Dates:

February 7: Application Launch
March 1 at 12:00pm (noon) CET/ET/CT: Early Bird Deadline
March 28 at 12:00pm (noon) CET/ET/CT: Final Deadline
May 23: Cohort Announcement
June – October: Accelerator Program
October: MassChallenge Rhode Island Awards


MassChallenge Rhode Island Partners