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Mass Challenge Texas has selected 84 startups to join its first accelerator program.

The accelerator received 520 applications, with a little more than half of those going to the second round where 120 judges selected the winners, said Mike Millard, managing director of Mass Challenge Texas.

The finalists are the highest impact and highest potential startups, Millard said. They come from a wide range of industries and hail from 12 states, 11 countries and five of the major Texas cities including Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth and El Paso.

And 32 percent of the companies are led by women, that compares to 48 percent women-led startups participating in the Boston Mass Challenge cohort.

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