After months of preparing, refining their applications, perfecting pitches, and waiting to hear back on their acceptance, 128 finalist startups are ready to enter the 2017 MassChallenge Boston Accelerator program. These startups, representing just 8% of over 1,500 companies that applied, represent the highest-potential ideas in the world.
In four months, what do entrepreneurs in the incoming cohort hope to get out of our accelerator program? We asked some of our incoming Finalists, what are you most excited about accomplishing this summer?
“Building strong relationships and partnerships with motivated teams, to deliver major social impact!”
– Conrad Hollomon, Co-Founder of Operation Code
“Expanding our network of mentors and potential investors to parley our current momentum into aggressive growth.”
– Carla Curiel-Castro, Co-Founder of Mundo Lanugo
“Learning how to accelerate growth while managing that growth.”
– Mark Cronin, Co-Founder of John’s Crazy Socks
“Getting to know our mentors, learn how to catapult our company’s growth forward with full focus and control; establishing strong classmate relationships, share inspirations and lessons, share our vision with potential investors, and most importantly, having fun.”
– Mohammad Noshi, Co-founder, President of R&D and COO of Akanocure Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
“I’m looking forward to meeting all the other amazing companies and seeing how we can all help each other. I’ve already found a few that I think would make amazing collaborations! Most importantly, I’m looking forward to scaling up and focusing on helping as many people as we can with the help from some amazing mentors!”
– Kezia Fitzgerald, Co-Founder of CareAline
“We’re excited to have the backing of MassChallenge’s extensive resources as we expand access to smarter investing for tens of thousands on our waitlist.”
– Claire Stovall, Director of Communications at Nvstr
“The opportunity to ask ALL the questions–and to get the right answers. The MassChallenge community knows their stuff and is in the game to change it! I can’t wait to learn from, and be inspired by, entrepreneurs across industries, from across the world. I’m so humbled to be joining such brilliant and passionate minds!”
– Rebecca Roach, Founder of Tr?badour
– Jibran Malek, Senior Marketing Manager at MassChallenge Boston