Submitted on Oct 27, 2014 • by Jackie Tan, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
The MassChallenge 2014 Awards Ceremony is just a few days away! In order to get the innovation community up to speed on the Top 26 MassChallenge Finalists that will be pitching at the event, we sat down with startup founders to help you put a face behind the high-impact idea:
Submitted on Oct 23, 2014 • by Jackie Tan, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
We recently announced the Top 26 Finalists of the MassChallenge 2014 startup class. In preparation for the world's highest-value event for celebrating entrepreneurship on October 29th, we want to make sure you get to know that startups that will be pitching at the event!
Joanna reflects on how to deal with the less glamorous parts of building a company
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
Last night my eleven-year-old son woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me he wants to quit the drums. He cried like a baby saying it’s too hard and he doesn’t want to practice. He actually confessed to me that he hasn’t practiced his bookwork in over a week. He gets...
We've announced the top 26 MassChallenge Finalists, here's what the community had to say
Submitted on Oct 15, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
We're incredibly excited to unveil the Top 26 MassChallenge finalists that will be pitching in front of a live audience of thousands at the Boston Convention and Exhibiton Center on October 29th. This list of 26 was selective out of the most competitive group of 128 MassChallenge...
MC Startups make a global impact. Here's a quick taste
Submitted on Oct 13, 2014 • by Jackie Tan, MassChallenge Marketing and Social Media
As 2014's MassChallenge startups are reaching the home stretch of another exciting accelerator, we begin to reflect on all of our startups, both past and present and all the amazing work they are doing to change the world. Here are five quick examples of MassChallenge startups that are...
Our Director of Marketing, Robby Bitting, chats about his Startup Weekend Experience!
Submitted on Oct 10, 2014 • by Robby Bitting, MassChallenge Director of Marketing
Our Director of Marketing, Robby Bitting, and our Director of Systems & Operations, Roman Kern, spent the week at the Up America Summit in Kansas City, Missouri! Here are nine things they learned about Kansas City's budding and vibrant startup ecosystem
Meet top startups and make the most out of an amazing night!
Submitted on Oct 08, 2014 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
The 2014 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony is quickly approaching on October 29th! The MassChallenge Awards Ceremony is the startup community's largest and highest-value event to celebrate innovation and support the world's most promising startups. Purchasing a table is the best way...
Joanna shares her favorite TED Talks for avoiding the pitch nerves!
Submitted on Oct 03, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
Why do people get nervous when presenting in front of an audience? It doesn’t seem to matter if the audience is four people sitting around a conference table or 1,000 in a grand ballroom; when charged with giving a speech or presentation, it’s nerve-wracking. At MassChallenge, our...
We checked in with a former intern about his MassChallenge experience!
Submitted on Oct 01, 2014 • by Jonathan "Yonny" Reichel, 2014 Partnerships Intern
A few weeks ago, I was asked to write of my experiences as a Business Development intern at MassChallenge. Initially, I was star-struck and scared out of my wits. How was I supposed to encompass all of the amazing experiences I’ve had over the summer in a single blog post? So, in my best...
Submitted on Sep 29, 2014 • by Nicole DeSantis, CampusTap
The following is a guest post by Nicole DeSantis from CampusTap , a MassChallenge finalist. Visit their website and find them on Twitter ( @TheCampusTap ) and Facebook . I had the opportunity to attend Hubspot’s annual Inbound conference and MITX FutureM a few weeks ago...
Submitted on Sep 26, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
In past years, I have taught a curriculum session at MassChallenge on the subject of Customer Service. This year, I did not get a chance to do it, so I thought I would share my three favorite examples of great customer service companies here in my blog. In my former career at Snip-its, I spent a...
Chris Bent from ZootilityTools ruminates on his #INBOUND14 learnings
Submitted on Sep 24, 2014 • by Chris Bent, ZootilityTools
The following is a guest post by Chris Bent from ZootilityTools , a MassChallenge finalist. Visit their website and find them on Twitter ( @Zootility ) and Facebook . You can contact Chris at Chris@ZootilityTools.com This past weekend my girlfriend flew to Texas to...
How is a female founder's pitch different than a man's?
Submitted on Sep 19, 2014 • by Joanna Meiseles, MassChallenge Senior Director of Operations
Prefinal Judging is just two weeks away at MassChallenge, and our startups are busy preparing and practicing their pitches. Today, I sat in on a “Women in MassChallenge” meetup where the topic was pitching and what makes a female founder’s pitch different from a male...
Submitted on Sep 15, 2014 • by Kyle Kahveci, ACEA (Advanced Continuing Education Association)
The following is a guest post by Kyle Kahveci from ACEA , a MassChallenge finalist. Visit their website and find Kyle on Twitter ( @kylekahveci ), and his website . Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the MassChallenge (MC) accelerator is their extremely powerful...