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Autodesk Cloud Scholarship for Impact Design

The Autodesk Cloud Scholarship for Impact Design will identify and support startups that are combining the power of impact design with cloud-based tools to create positive social, environmental and economic impact.

 

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Cydan Scholarship for Rare Diseases

The Cydan Scholarship for Rare Diseases, Biotechnology & Therapeutics will identify and support startups that are targeting genetic conditions and accelerate the development of therapeutics and

diagnosis of such disorders.

 

“By providing scholarships to five MassChallenge finalists, Cydan was able to engage with the recipients in a collaborative fashion to critique, mentor and support their progress during the competition. We congratulate Cogentis and LaunchPad to being selected as two of the Top 26 Finalists” – Chris Adams, CEO

 

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John W. Henry Family Foundation for Social Impact

The John W. Henry Family Foundation Scholarship for Social Impact will identify and support startups that are developing new and innovative solutions for underrepresented groups and underserved communities.

 

“Through providing scholarships to five MassChallenge finalists, the John W. Henry Foundation was able to engage high potential social impact startups in a meaningful way. The scholarship program provided us with an immediate avenue to mentorship, conversation, and collaboration in an effort to improve entrepreneurship within the Boston community” – Linda Henry

 

MassCEC Scholarship for Clean Energy & Water Innovation

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Scholarship will identify and support startups in Massachusetts that are developing and commercializing technologies that contribute to the advancement of Clean Energy & Water Innovation.

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MassCEC is pleased to see the strength and opportunity in the clean energy innovation sector, with promising technologies ready to address the worlds greatest energy challenges, – MassCEC Interim CEO Stephen Pike.

 

Microsoft Scholarship for Civic Innovation

The Microsoft Scholarship for Civic Innovation will identify and support startups that help public officials deliver improved services to private citizens and enhance government effectiveness

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“Through the civic tech scholarship at MC, Microsoft hoped to attract more civic tech start ups to MC and at the same time introduce the civic tech category to MassChallenge. We were proud to see so many more applicants year over year and hope the scholarship will continue to grow the civic tech category at MC.” – Aimee Sprung, Civic Engagement Manager
 

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