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MassChallenge Launches Newest Global Accelerator in Israel with Goal to Support 100 Startups in First Two Years


Jerusalem-based, no-equity accelerator to award up to 1,000,000 NIS in Cash Prizes to Top Startups

BOSTON AND JERUSALEM (January 25, 2016) — MassChallenge, the world’s most startup-friendly accelerator, today officially launched its new accelerator in Israel with a goal to support 100 startups in its first two years. MassChallenge Israel also announced that it will award up to...

MassChallenge Expands Global Accelerator Network into Switzerland


No-Equity Accelerator to Launch in 2016

BOSTON, GENEVA (December 13, 2015)  – MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the expansion of its global accelerator network to Switzerland and detailed plans to launch a MassChallenge accelerator there in 2016. The accelerator will...

MassChallenge Boston Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2015


Awards $1.5M in No-Equity Grants

BOSTON, October 28, 2015: Tonight, 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.

MassChallenge Expands Global Accelerator Network into Jerusalem


No-Equity Accelerator to Launch in 2016

Click here for the release in Hebrew   BOSTON, JERUSALEM (October 28, 2015)  – MassChallenge today announced the expansion of its global accelerator network to Jerusalem, and detailed plans to launch a MassChallenge accelerator there in 2016. The accelerator will combine...

MassChallenge UK Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2015


Awards £500,000 in No-Equity Grants

LONDON, October 22, 2015: Tonight, MassChallenge, the no-equity startup accelerator, announced the winners of the MassChallenge UK 2015 accelerator programme, awarding £500,000 in no equity, no strings attached grants to 14 startups.

MassChallenge Boston Announces Top 26 Startups Competing for $1.5 Million in Cash Awards


835 MassChallenge Alumni Have Raised Over $1.1 Billion

BOSTON, October 14, 2015 : Today, MassChallenge Boston announced the top 26 startups from its 2015 Boston startup accelerator cohort. The 26 will pitch to a final judging panel to determine which startups will share $1 million in equity-free cash to be awarded directly by MassChallenge, and...

MassChallenge UK Announces Top 26 Startups Competing for £500,000 in Cash Awards


835 MassChallenge Alumni Have Raised Over $1.1 Billion USD

LONDON, October 14, 2015: Today, MassChallenge announced the top 26 startups from its 2015 UK startup accelerator cohort. The 26 will pitch to a final judging panel to determine which startups will share £500,000 in equity-free cash to be awarded directly by MassChallenge UK. Winning...

MassChallenge da el siguiente paso hacia el establecimiento del programa de aceleración para nuevas empresas con ubicación en México


Asegura la financiación y las asociaciones para preparar el lanzamiento en 2016

MEXICO CITY, Boston and London (October 8, 2015): As part of its plans for continued global expansion, MassChallenge today announced that it has proceeded to the next stage for the establishment of a program of large-scale acceleration in Mexico. Funding for this new stage will be...

MassChallenge Takes Next Step Toward Establishing New Startup Accelerator Program Location in Mexico


Secures Funding and Partnerships to Prepare for Launch in 2016

MEXICO CITY, BOSTON and LONDON (October 8, 2015) - As part of its plans for continued global expansion, today MassChallenge announced it has proceeded to the next phase of establishing a full-scale startup accelerator program in Mexico. Funding for this new phase will be provided by INADEM,...

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...
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