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North Texas Startups Among MassChallenges 2018…

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Written by Lance Murray

MassChallenge has announced that 84 early-stage startups, including some from North Texas, will join together in Austin for its first Texas-based accelerator.

MassChallenge is a not-for-profit global network of zero-equity startup accelerators.

According to a release, the 84 startups come from a wide range of industries agriculture, gaming, consumer, and medical devices. This years cohort came from more than 520 applicants from which 280 were asked to pitch MassChallenge Texas expert community at Strasburger & Price LLP in Austin.

The startups come from five continents, 11 countries, 12 states, and five major Texas regions, including Dallas-Fort Worth, MassChallenge said. 

Some 32 percent of the startup founders are female.

The 84 startups are primed to drive real change and create enormous impact both in their communities and around the world, John Harthorne, founder and CEO of MassChallenge said in the release.

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