MassChallenge Texas

MassChallenge Texas is the second domestic and sixth international location in MassChallenge’s global network. The region launched in 2018 in Austin, Texas and accelerated 84 companies from 5 continents, 11 countries, and 5 major Texas cities. In 2019, the program expanded to Houston, attracting more startups from around the world to the Lone Star State. With the support of corporate partners, innovation leaders, and local government, the Texas team is delivering on their promise to connect the Texas innovation “tapestry” and bring the world to Texas to innovate.

Austin Program Benefits

  • 4-month accelerator program 
  • Up to $500k in equity free cash grants
  • 6-month complimentary community membership at WeWork in downtown Austin
  • Access to > $250k in curated deals and discounts
  • 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 and corporate partners
  • Unique curriculum in the form of workshops, events, and classroom series

Timeline

Applications Open

23 January 2019

Applications Close

15 March 2019

Judging

April - May 2019

Finalist Announcement

15 May 2019

Accelerator Program

June - October 2019

MassChallenge Texas in Austin Awards

17 October 2019

Houston Program Benefits

  • 6-week bootcamp accelerator program
  • 6 months of free office space in Houston’s Green Street district
  • Access to > $250k in curated deals and discounts
  • Two one-week curriculum boot camps
  • Focused mentorship and ecosystem connections
  • One-on-one engagement with MCTX founding and corporate partners
  • Virtual access to the MCTX Austin accelerator workshops and classes
  • Deep engagement opportunities with the Texas innovation ecosystem

Timeline

Applications Open

10 April 2019

Applications Close

8 May 2019

Judging

May-June 2019

Finalist Announcement

10 July 2019

Accelerator Program

July - August 2019

MassChallenge Texas in Houston Celebration

5 September 2019

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Mike Millard
Managing Director, Austin
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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Mission

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