MassChallenge Texas

MassChallenge Texas is the second domestic and sixth international location in MassChallenge’s global network. The region launched in 2018 and accelerated 84 companies from 5 contients, 11 countries, and 5 major Texas cities. With the support of corporate partners, innovation leader, and local government, the Texas team is delivering on their promise to connect the Texas innovation “tapestry” and help startups in the Lone Star State win.

Program Benefits

  • Up to $500k in equity free cash grants
  • Bespoke mentorship opportunities through mentor teams and office hours programs
  • Deep engagement opportunities with the Texas innovation ecosystem
  • One-on-one engagement with the MCTX founding partners
  • Custom curriculum in the form of workshops, events, and classroom series


Applications Open

23 January 2019

Applications Close

13 March 2019


April - May 2019

Finalist Announcement

15 May 2019

Accelerator Program

June - October 2019

MassChallenge Texas Awards

16 October 2019

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Mike Millard
Managing Director
Mike Millard is the Managing Director for MassChallenge Texas. Previously, Mike was the Executive Director of Innovation and Technology Commercialization at Ascension in Austin, Texas where he led the capture, analysis, and commercialization of Ascension owned intellectual property. He has served as the Director of Research at Austin Ventures, and as part of AT&T's Knowledge Ventures group where he led multiple efforts to monetize AT&T Labs’ intellectual property.

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