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MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, today announced that 84 of the worlds highest impact, highest potential early-stage startups will come together in Austin, Texas for the not-for-profit’s first ever Texas-based accelerator. The 84 startups represent a range of industries from agriculture to gaming, and consumer to medical devices.

The 2018 cohort was selected from more than 520 applicants, of which more than 280 were invited to pitch MassChallenge Texas’ expert community at Strasburger & Price, LLP in downtown Austin. The 84 startups represent:

  • 5 continents

  • 11 countries

  • 12 states

  • 5 major Texas cities/regions: Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio

  • 32% female founders

  • 5 major industries

    • High tech (33 startups, 39.3%)

    • Healthcare and Life Sciences (24 startups, 28.6%)

    • General Consumer (12 startups, 14.3%)

    • Social Impact (9 startups, 10.7%)

    • Energy and Clean Tech (6 startups, 7.1%)

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