Take your Business to the Next Level

Applications for MassChallenge Texas are now closed. Finalists announced in February 2018. 

MassChallenge accelerates the highest-impact, highest-potential startups through a selective program that connects participants to:

  • An established international community of startups

  • World-class mentoring from industry experts

  • Tailored programming

  • Unrivalled access to corporate partners

We take no equity from our startups, and through an annual multimillion dollar competition, we give equity-free cash awards to the top startups in each program.

MassChallenge Texas 2018 Key Dates

  • February 2018: Finalist Announcement

  • March - August 2018: MassChallenge Texas Accelerator Program

  • August 2018: MassChallenge Texas Awards

See below for other upcoming MassChallenge programs and opportunities. 

How to apply 

  1. Register by creating your user profile

  2. Create your startup profile

  3. Submit the application fee

  4. Complete and submit your application


We accept applications for early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. If your startup has raised less than $500K in equity-based funding, generated less than $1M in revenue in the last 12 months, and are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re our kind of entrepreneur.

About our judging process

MassChallenge uses two rounds of judging to select our startups. We ensure that every single startup receives a comprehensive read of their application by assigning each of them a panel of diverse judges that represent a range of different industries.

In the first round of judging, all applications are reviewed online by our international community of judges.

  • Each application is reviewed by at least three judges.

  • Each applicant receives individualized feedback from the judges.

Startups are notified if they make the second round of judging. In the second round of judging, those startups pitch to a panel of judges in-person or via Skype in some circumstances. The highest-impact and highest-potential startups are invited to participate in the accelerator as finalists.

Upcoming MassChallenge Program Dates

 Israel 2018 

December 20, 2017: Applications Open
January 16, 2018 at 5:00pm IT: Early Bird Offer Ends (Apply before this date to get 50% off)
February 4, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) IT: Regular Deadline
March 2018: Finalist Announcement
April - August 2018: Accelerator Program
August 2018: MassChallenge Israel Awards

Boston, Mexico* & Switzerland 2018

February 7, 2018: Applications Open
March 1, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) CET/ET/CT: Early Bird Deadline
March 28, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) CET/ET/CT: Regular Deadline
May 2018: Finalist Announcement
June - October 2018: Accelerator Program
October 2018: MassChallenge Awards