Global
17 March 2020

A Message to Our Community

Written by Siobhan Dullea

We are in unprecedented times. The global health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has already begun to send shockwaves through almost every aspect of our lives. This is an incredibly challenging time for everyone, including our startups, our partners, and our communities. But we do know that time will pass and we believe that that actions we take today will determine what our future looks like. This is why we remain committed to helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses during this crisis – innovators today are working on the ideas, tools, and technologies that will help us recover quicker and build a better tomorrow. 

At MassChallenge, the wellbeing of our community is extremely important to us, as is our larger role in helping to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19’s impact. Because of this, MassChallenge offices around the world are closed, in-person events are now virtual, and our staff is working remotely until at least March 29, 2020. Our team is continuing to help startups get access to the tools and resources they need during this uncertain time.  

We continue to closely follow guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), national health organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments; our leadership remains vigilant in working with international and regional authorities to monitor the virus and its implications. As of today, MassChallenge is moving forward with our 2020 programs and we have not made any decisions to alter any program's schedule. How we execute our 2020 programs and provide the same level of community-driven support to our entrepreneurs while protecting their wellbeing is a question we are still working through. But we believe that now – more than ever – is the right time to invest in entrepreneurs with big, bold ideas that will change our world.

To support entrepreneurs everywhere, we’ll be regularly updating this page to share some of the best tools and resources that can help entrepreneurs navigate this tough time. See below for our latest list. 

MassChallenge itself was founded during a time of uncertainty, and we know what it takes to weather a storm. We know that by working together, by investing in entrepreneurs, and by continuing to grow, develop, and evolve our innovation ecosystems, we can build a stronger future for all. If you have any urgent questions for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at community@masschallenge.org.

We are all in this together.

Siobhan Dullea
MassChallenge CEO

Resources

Support entrepreneurs through MassChallenge (MassChallenge) 
March 25: COVID-19 innovation summit (MassChallenge)

For Global Entrepreneurs

For Entrepreneurs in the US

For Entrepreneurs in Mexico

For Entrepreneurs in Israel

For Entrepreneurs in Switzerland


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