Boston, MA, October 2, 2023 – MassChallenge, the global network for innovators, ran an application cycle last month to attract a group of high impact entrepreneurs who are working to provide solutions in the BlueTech / maritime industry. The applicant pool saw a wide representation of solutions that included autonomous systems, sensors, cyber security, digital twins, composite and advanced materials, underwater sensor technology and sensing and surveillance. Learn more about the startups here.
MassChallenge’s goal for this program alongside partners 401 Tech Bridge, BAE Systems, and MITRE BlueTech Lab is to convene maritime leaders with startups that have the tools and ideas to enhance capabilities and address security challenges in maritime environments, resulting in a more effective defense strategy.
The six-week sprint is designed to support strategic industry exposure with defense procurement offices, government agencies and investors. Innovators will have unparalleled access to experts, mentorship and a tightly knit BlueTech community and alumni network. The BlueTech Sprint will culminate in an in-person showcase in Boston, MA on November 16th, 2023.
“BlueTech is an area of innovation MassChallenge has been especially committed to supporting over the last three years. To some it may seem like a narrow topic, but the related technologies are critical to solving some of the world’s most significant challenges. The BlueTech Sprint program allows us to converge maritime and defense experts in industry, investment, and the public sector to facilitate growth for high impact startups,” said Will Magruder, Vice President of Partnerships at MassChallenge. “Our continued work in this sector alongside our partners builds crucial bridges between startups and innovators to help support the blue economy.
MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run programs in 24 countries, supported more than 4,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $18M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.