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MassChallenge Switzerland Announces 2018 Class of Startups

24 May 2018
Switzerland—MassChallenge Switzerland today announced the 106 high-impact startups that will join the final stage of acceleration and benefit from world-class mentorship, programming, and resources.The finalists were selected from more than 1,000 applicants from around the world – making the 2018 cohort MassChallenge Switzerland’s most competitive program to date.   read more
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Announcing the 2018 MassChallenge Rhode Island Cohort

23 May 2018
Rhode Island—We’re excited to announce the 30 startups joining our inaugural MassChallenge Rhode Island cohort, which represent the most-promising innovations across industries and regions around the world, including four countries and six U.S. states. Together, these startups were selected by a group of expert judges from close to 400 applications based on their potential to create widespread impact.  Of the startups selected:   read more
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Announcing the 2018 MassChallenge Boston Cohort

23 May 2018
Boston—We’re thrilled to introduce this year’s MassChallenge Boston cohort, which was selected from more than 1,600 applications from around the world, including 11 countries and 16 U.S. states. Representing the top 8% of all applicants, these 128 early-stage startups have the potential to create widespread impact across industries.  This year’s cohort—our most competitive and diverse to date—was evaluated by more than 800 investors, serial entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and top academics. Of the startups selected:     read more
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Ginkgo Bioworks

04 May 2018
Boston—Valued at over $1B, Ginkgo Bioworks has experienced incredible traction in the years following MassChallenge. In 2010, they were accepted into our first-ever Boston cohort, where they had an opportunity to access a global community of experts, corporates, investors, and more - all at zero cost and for zero equity. With ecosystem-wide validation and support, Ginkgo was able to turn their idea into a reality and bring their solution to the people and industries that need it most.  read more
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Autodesk

02 May 2018
Boston—Autodesk has always worked to balance the successful systems, methodologies, and practices of its business with the need to innovate and adapt for the future. Additionally, Autodesk understood that it needed to retain and develop entrepreneurially-minded talent as it grew.  read more

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