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MassChallenge Appoints Former Microsoft UK’s Startup Lead Diane Perlman as New Global Chief Marketing Officer

LONDON AND BOSTON (14 September, 2015) - MassChallenge has today announced the appointment of its new global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Diane Perlman, to complement its global expansion plans. The CMO position is a new role in the organisation and Perlman will also sit on the MassChallenge...

MassChallenge Announces Global Board of Advisors

Entrepreneurial Experts to Bolster International Expansion

BOSTON and LONDON (July 9, 2015) - A global board of advisors has joined MassChallenge to support future international expansion plans. The board consists of well-known entrepreneurial experts, many of whom have already been active advisors to the MassChallenge programs in Boston, the United...

Global Accelerator MassChallenge Celebrates Industry High for Number of Female Founders

39% of startups in the global 2015 cohort have at least one woman founder

BOSTON AND LONDON (June 17, 2015): MassChallenge announced today that 39% of startups participating in MassChallenge Boston and MassChallenge UK have at least one female founder, far exceeding the industry standard for startup accelerators. 

MassChallenge Reveals 2015’s Most Promising Startups

218 companies from around the world will head to Boston and London in June

BOSTON and LONDON (May 20, 2015): Today MassChallenge unveiled 218 global finalists for the 2015 accelerator programs to be held in Boston and London this summer. This year’s class was selected from more than 2,200 applicants and come from a diverse range of industries and...

MassChallenge Extends Global Reach with Record Number of Applicants

Boston and UK Programs collect applications from 60+ Countries

  BOSTON (April 3, 2015) - Today MassChallenge announced its most successful application season to date with over 2,250 applications hailing from 67 countries. Over 1600 startups applied to the Boston program, including about 150 via MassChallenge Israel. Over 800 startups applied...

MassChallenge Scholarship Program Empowers Entrepreneurs to Participate in 2015 Accelerator Program

Sponsors will provide hands on mentorship and support to eligible startups

BOSTON (MARCH 18, 2015) – Today, MassChallenge Boston announced a new scholarship program in which MassChallenge Boston Sponsors will award $5,000 scholarships to eligible companies participating in the 2015 Accelerator Program. The scholarships will be awarded to winning startups before...

MassChallenge & Startup Institute Announce Strategic Partnership to Increase Synergies in Boston’s Innovation Economy and Power Global Expansion

Boston, February 17, 2015 – MassChallenge, the world’s largest accelerator program, and Startup Institute, the leader in education for the innovation economy, today announced the formation of a strategic partnership.     

Women’s iLab Partners with MassChallenge to Encourage More Female Entrepreneurs

World’s largest startup accelerator teams with female empowerment organization to support more seats for women

BOSTON – February 13, 2015 – Women’s iLab, champion of female innovators, today announced its partnership with MassChallenge, world’s largest startup accelerator, with the goal of encouraging a generation of women-led startups as well as startups gender equal leadership...

MassChallenge Launches Global Applications for No-Equity Startup Accelerator Programs

MassChallenge UK Joins Boston and Israel Forming World's Largest Accelerator

BOSTON - February 11 - At three simultaneous events, MassChallenge officially opened applications for each of its programs: MassChallenge Boston, MassChallenge Israel, and for the first time, MassChallenge UK.

Scott Bailey Named Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston

Roman Kern to assist in leadership as Senior Director of Programs & Operations

New leadership roles will manage flagship program of world’s largest accelerator.

MassChallenge Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2014

Awards $1.75M+ in Cash and $10M+ In-Kind With No Strings Attached

October 29th, 2014 - BOSTON – Tonight, MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator, announced the winners of the MassChallenge 2014 accelerator program, awarding over $1.75 million in grants and over $10 million of in-kind prizes.

MassChallenge Announces Top 26 Finalists from Most Competitive Class Ever

Over $1.75 Million in Cash Grants to be Awarded at 2014 Awards Ceremony Oct.29

Boston – October 14, 2014 – Today, MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup accelerator, announced the top 26 startups from its 2014 class. The 26 will pitch to a final judging panel to determine which startups will share $1 million of equity-free cash to be awarded directly...

Thomson Reuters Joins MassChallenge as Platinum Sponsor

Innovation leaders join forces with focus on big data

BOSTON (Sept. 3 , 2014) - MassChallenge , the world’s largest startup accelerator, announced today that Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has joined its ranks as a Platinum Sponsor.  

MassChallenge Names 128 Startups to 2014 Accelerator Class

Startups selected from most competitive applicant pool in five-year history

BOSTON (May 21, 2014) Today, MassChallenge unveiled 128 global finalists for the 2014 Accelerator Program during an event held at WGBH studios in Boston. This year’s class was selected from more than 1,600 applicants, making it the most competitive program to...
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