MassChallenge Boston

As MassChallenge’s flagship location, MassChallenge Boston has brought together corporates, policy makers, and innovation leaders to support and inspire the next generation of innovators. Over the past eight years, we have accelerated more than 1,000 startups from across the world – startups that have made patients healthier, our communities more connected, and our communities safer. 

Program Benefits

  • Access to expert mentors, top corporate innovation teams, tailored curriculum, world-class resources, and more - all at zero cost and for zero equity
  • 26,000 square feet of collaborative office space and 5,000 square feet of R&D space located in the heart of Boston's Innovation District
  • Up to $1.5 million in cash prizes and up to $50,000 in scholarships
  • Proven results: MassChallenge Boston startups raise an average of $75,000 during the program
  • Scholarships from our partner organizations. Learn more here


Applications Open

7 February 2018

Applications Close

28 March 2018


April - May 2018

Finalist Announcement

23 May 2018

Accelerator Program

June - October 2018

Startup Showcase

12 July 2018

MassChallenge Boston Awards

17 October 2018

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2017 Boston Silver Winner
Consumer Products
2015 Boston Diamond Winner
2012 Boston Gold Winner
Ministry of Supply Inc.
2014 Boston Sidecar Winner
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Kiki Mills Johnston
Managing Director

Kiki Mills Johnston is Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston. In this role, she oversees the Boston and Rhode Island accelerator and key initiatives, including MADE@Masschallenge. Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer for Mission Capital, a Central Texas-based nonprofit advisor that helps solve community problems and drive social change.

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MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.