MassChallenge Texas Announces Launch Event for Second Austin-Based Accelerator

MassChallenge Texas, part of MassChallenge’s global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, will open applications for its 2019 program with a public kick-off event on January 23, 2019. The launch event is an opportunity to network with leaders across the Texas innovation ecosystem while learning more about MassChallenge Texas’s Austin-based startup accelerator program.

RSVP for the event here.

Startups interested in applying for MassChallenge Texas’s 2019 program can visit to start their application. The deadline to apply is March 13, 2019 at 12:00PM (noon) ET.

WHAT: MassChallenge Texas 2019 Launch Event

WHEN: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00PM

WHERE: Austin Film Society

6406 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Road #3100

Austin, TX 78752


About MassChallenge Texas 2019

The second MassChallenge Texas accelerator will run from June to October 2019. Up to 100 selected startups will receive a 6-month complimentary community membership to WeWork, access to industry experts and mentors, a bespoke curriculum, access to top corporations and more, all at zero cost and for zero equity. At the end of the program, top startups will compete for cash prizes and in-kind support, worth more than $500,000.

MassChallenge Texas Founding Partners

Southwest Airlines, TMAC, WeWork, Upstream, USAA

MassChallenge Texas Community Partners

City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler, City of San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Austin Representative Eddie Rodriguez; founding corporate partners Southwest Airlines, TMAC, WeWork, USAA, and Upstream; AngelSpan, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Community College, Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator, Austin Film Society, Austin Healthcare Council, Austin Technology Council, Austin Technology Incubator, Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Austin, Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas, Bexar County, Borderplex Alliance, Capital Factory, City of Austin, City of San Antonio, CompTIA, Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), Department of Defense (DoD), DIUx, El Paso Hub of Human Innovation, Food + City, Founder’s Institute Austin, Galvanize, Geekdom, Goodworks Houston, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Greater Houston Partnership, Greater San Marcos Partnership, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at UT Austin, IC2 Institute, Impact Hub Austin, Juice Consulting, MediaTech Ventures, NASA, National Instruments, Splash Coworking, South by Southwest (SXSW), Southwestern University, Sputnik ATX, STAR Park at Texas State University, Station Houston, Strasburger & Price, LLP, Tech Fort Worth, TechNet, Texas A&M University, Texas Entrepreneur Exchange (TEX), Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities (TFIC), Texas Healthcare and Biosciences Institute (THBI), Texas Small Business Development Centers, Texas State University, University of Texas System, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas and University of Texas at San Antonio.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated more than $2 billion in revenue, and created more than 80,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at