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MassChallenge Alumni are Forbes 30 Under 30

Submitted on Feb 02, 2016 • by Beatrice Bertazzoni, MassChallenge Communications
MassChallenge Alumni dominated the Forbes 30 under 30 lists of “the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents”. Eight MassChallenge alumni are from the fifth annual US list of young leaders, and two are from the first-ever European list. The women and men...

MassChallenge & Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence Team Up to Host Disruptive Startups in the Boston Area

Submitted on Jan 29, 2016 • by Kara Cronin, MassChallenge Partnerships Account Coordinator
As the world’s most startup-friendly accelerator, MassChallenge finds itself in the center of the innovation ecosystems around the world, but more specifically acts as a connector within each geographical region in which it resides. As a result, MassChallenge Boston acts for its...

Davos Takeaways: How to Create 75 Million Entrepreneurs

Submitted on Jan 21, 2016 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, CEO John Harthorne joined BBC’s Nik Gowing and 500 Startups’ Edward Thai to discuss how young global leaders can work to create 75 million entrepreneurs within the next generation. What measures can we take? How can...

How NVBOTS Opens a Pandora's Box of Creativity

Submitted on Jan 07, 2016 • by Jeff Danford, MassChallenge Marketing
Opening up the Pandora's Box of creativity is a lot of work. Fortunately, AJ Perez (pictured in the title) of MCAlum NVBOTS  has the answer. We had the opportunity to chat with AJ about how he's built his startup to become a driving force in the innovation community. 

MassChallenge Scholarships Work For Startups

Helping More Entrepreneurs Win

Submitted on Jan 04, 2016 • by John Valentine, MassChallenge Boston Director of Partnerships
It’s no secret that building a startup is incredibly difficult and daunting. A founder needs to account for so many variables in order to ensure startup success. She needs access to mentors, staff, technology, office space, software, and so much more. Even if a startup has planned pathways...

How Luke Skywalker Bootstrapped a Rebellion

Rebel Alliance = Startup?

Submitted on Dec 17, 2015 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
Star Wars is, at its core, a startup story rife with subtle themes of entrepreneurship and risky ventures. In fact, Luke Skywalker himself had the humble beginnings of any well-to-do startup founder. Skywalker grew up as a moisture farmer on the sandy plains of Tatooine and he knew he...

The 2015 MassChallenge Holiday Gift Guide


Submitted on Dec 16, 2015 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Support a startup this holiday season while gifting something truly innovative, and unique with the purchase of an amazing product from a MassChallenge alumni!  

Meet the New Tech Nonprofits

Submitted on Dec 02, 2015 • by Ted Gonder, CEO & Co-Founder, Moneythink
This post was written by 2013 MassChallenge alum  Ted Gonder , who served as the youngest member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans and co-founded the nonprofit  Moneythink  to ensure that no student is held back...

Startups and Corporate Sponsors Team Up for Big Innovation

Submitted on Nov 30, 2015 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
Diving into the world of entrepreneurship can be incredibly intimidating and at times -- scary. Most startups are completely bootstrapped with founders contributing the majority of operational funding, which makes entrepreneurs hesitant to see where their startup journey will take them. Over the...

Boosting Colombian Entrepreneurs with SENA

Submitted on Nov 20, 2015 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
Entrepreneurship transforms the very foundation of economies, and we're incredibly excited to partner with SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje) to empower aspiring entrepreneurs all across Colombia to affect change in their communities and the world.

Startups win big at the 2015 MassChallenge Boston Awards Ceremony

an #MCAwards15 recap

Submitted on Oct 29, 2015 • by Jibran Malek, MassChallenge Marketing Manager
On October 28th, MassChallenge, the no-equity startup accelerator, announced the winners of the MassChallenge Boston 2015 accelerator program, awarding $1.5 million in non-dilutive grants to 16 startups.  
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