MassChallenge U.S. Early Stage Locations

Our U.S. Early Stage organizations in Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island attract top talent and entrepreneurs to the regions and provide access to the tools and resources founders need to set roots and grow. MassChallenge is committed to advancing new technologies and innovations that will have a widespread impact across business, industry and economic growth.


MassChallenge in New England

The Early Stage locations of Boston and Providence offer a thriving ecosystem supported by leading corporate and government innovators. Also the location of MassChallenge’s FinTech and HealthTech accelerators, the New England location’s have added strength’s of being in close proximity to prominent U.S. institutions like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Mass General Hospital, and much more. 

Hope Hopkins, Managing Director, New England

Hope Hopkins is a leading advocate for growing New England’s entrepreneurial and innovative communities. Prior to joining MassChallenge Hope was a VP at the RI Commerce Department where she worked with companies in their expansion and relocation to the state. Hope has a consumer insights background and is able to draw on 18 years of experience in strategic planning to help companies develop and refine product lines, rejuvenate brands via a redefined messaging platform and execution.


Boston, MA

21 Drydock Avenue, 610E

Boston, MA 02210 USA

Providence, Rhode Island

225 Dyer Street, 2nd Floor

Providence, RI 02903

Industry Tracks and Focused Programs

  • Enterprise Technology
  • Safety and Security
  • The U.S. Air Force Lab

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MassChallenge in Texas

MassChallenge Texas is the second domestic location for the global accelerator with offices in Austin and Houston. Launched in 2017, the mission of these locations is to make Texas the best place in the world to start and scale a business. The accelerators in Texas have grown steadily each year, and traction across the state’s ecosystem proves that the MassChallenge model attracts and advances immense collaboration and fresh opportunities. 

Jon Nordby, Managing Director, Texas

John Nordby is the Managing Director for MassChallenge Texas. Previously, Jon lead the spin out of Houston’s Innovation Initiative, Houston Exponential, an office that serves as a catalyst for Houston’s Innovation economy bridging the gaps between startups, corporates, investors, academia and governments. He lead the creation of the HX Venture Fund, the HX Capital and Growth Summits, 14 community-based committees, and the efforts that attracted MassChallenge to Texas. Jon was the Vice President of Talent and Acquisition for Greater Houston Partnership, co-founded a startup, and serves as a board member for multiple startups and projects including the Startup Genome Project and JobMedic.



1400 Lavaca Street, 7th Floor

Austin, Texas 78701


1801 Main Street, Floor 10

Houston, TX 77002

Industry Tracks and Focused Programs

  • Safety and Security
  • Space Commercialization
  • Sports Tech

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