MassChallenge Appoints New COO to Support Global Expansion

With more than 20 years of experience managing and scaling global organizations, Dullea will manage MassChallenges current worldwide operations, including its accelerator programs in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, and the UK. In addition to leading operations and providing strategic analysis for future expansion, Dullea will also oversee financial planning, technology infrastructure, and talent development for the organization.

Dullea joins MassChallenge from The Grommet, where she served as Chief Growth Officer, responsible for the wholesale business and programs to support entrepreneur growth. Prior, she was a founding member of C Space, formerly Communispace Corporation, where she grew the companys workforce to nearly 500 employees, drove double digit revenue growth, and managed acquisitions in Europe and China over her 16-year tenure.

Were thrilled to welcome Siobhan as COO as we strengthen operations in existing locations and look ahead towards future expansion, said John Harthorne, MassChallenge Founder and CEO. This is an important time in MassChallenges growth, and were confident that Siobhans experience and entrepreneurial spirit will help bring our model to new markets around the world and solidify our position as the most startup-friendly accelerator.

MassChallenge is unique in that it challenges a lot of assumptions about the way innovation happens in todays economy, said Dullea. By focusing on collaboration, mentorship, and zero-equity support, it has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world create impact and drive economic growth in their communities. Im thrilled to be joining the MassChallenge team to support their mission and help expand their reach.

About MassChallenge:
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across all industries. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact – driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 835 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.4 billion, generated over $575 million in revenue, and created over 50,000 jobs. For more information, please visit

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