Take Your Business to the Next Level


Applications for MassChallenge Boston, Rhode Island, Switzerland & Mexico 2018 are now closed! Thanks for applying. 

MassChallenge Program 

MassChallenge helps entrepreneurs solve the world’s biggest challenges. We accelerate the highest-impact, highest-potential startups through a selective, zero-equity program that connects participants to:

  • Up to $2M USD in cash prizes

  • An established international community of startups

  • World-class mentoring from industry experts

  • Tailored programming

  • Unrivaled access to corporate partners

How to apply 

  1. Register by creating your user profile

  2. Create your startup profile

  3. Submit the application fee to access the application

  4. Complete and submit your application


We accept applications for early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue in the last 12 months, and are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re our kind of entrepreneur.

About our judging process

MassChallenge uses two rounds of judging to select our startups. We ensure that every single startup receives a comprehensive read of their application by assigning each of them a panel of diverse judges that represent a range of different industries.

In the first round of judging, all applications are reviewed online by our international community of judges.

  • Each application is reviewed by at least three judges.

  • Each applicant receives individualized feedback from the judges.

Startups are notified if they make the second round of judging. In the second round of judging, those startups pitch to a panel of judges in-person or via Skype in some circumstances. The highest-impact and highest-potential startups are invited to participate in the accelerator as finalists.

Please note: MassChallenge will not run an accelerator in the UK in 2018. Please check back in early 2019 for UK-specific updates. In the meantime, we encourage you to apply to another MassChallenge accelerator program. Contact apply@masschallenge.org with any questions.