We regard Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the resulting loss of lives on both sides and the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian government’s actions as untenable. We support the people of Ukraine and admire the strength and fortitude of their community as demonstrated by their resistance to Russian forces.
MassChallenge has no operations in Russia or in Russian territory, nor does it have any association with or funding from the current Russian regime. Nonetheless, we recognize there may be entrepreneurs living within the boundaries and laws of the Russian regime working to contribute to positive change even in the current environment. We will consider applications for MassChallenge accelerator programs by founders residing in Russia on a case-by-case basis. We hope for peace, most importantly for the citizens of Ukraine, but also for entrepreneurs around the world working in war torn regions to fuel a safer, stronger world.