Written by Deep Patel
MassChallenge (1,211 Startups Served)
MassChallenge, based in Boston, Massachusetts, started in 2010. Their large team of 175 people has helped 1,211 startups and created over 60,000 jobs in the global market, including Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland and the UK. Localytics, their most notable alumnus, has raised almost $60M in venture capital.
What makes this successful accelerator different from the rest? Theyre a nonprofit, making MassChallenge unique in this list. Additionally, they hand out over $2 million in equity-free cash prizes each year to help their startups succeed. Now we know why they call themselves the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet!
We envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. We are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. No equity, and not-for-profit. — MassChallenge
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