Foundation / Corporation
MassChallenge (MC) Early Stage Accelerator Program
03/31/21 12:00 PM ET
Mentorship and resource opportunities to USA, Canada, and International startup businesses that participate in a cohort-based program in Boston. Registration is required prior to submitting a full application. This program is designed to support innovators from different sectors by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed.
MassChallenge is the global network for innovators that equips bold entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and create meaningful change. With more than a decade of experience, its proven methodology accelerates the innovation potential of high-growth businesses and startups as they address some of the biggest challenges across industries, impacting the way people live, work, and play.
MassChallenge's US-based early-stage organizations in Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island attract top talent and entrepreneurs to the regions and provide access to the tools and resources founders need to set roots and grow. MassChallenge is committed to advancing new technologies and innovations that will have a widespread impact across business, industry, and economic growth.
Program Benefits + Tracks
MassChallenge runs tracks to strengthen innovation across key challenge areas identified by its corporate and government partners. In 2021, the tracks include:
Safety and Security
Select startups will receive specialized support and resources as part of the program’s Safety and Security track. The Safety and Security track accelerates, connects and educates startups with direct or potential relevance to national defense and public safety applications accelerate their commercial and defense pathways to scale. S&S track, partners a demonstrated platform to access the next generation of defense-relevant technologies and strengthen the defense innovation ecosystem.
The Enterprise Technology Fellowship will support a select group of early stage companies building towards the next generation of enterprise technology and service platforms related to security, data management and artificial intelligence. Fellows will receive specialized support from sponsors and a select network of experts addressing critical startup-barriers to success.
The US Air Force Lab
MassChallenge Boston runs The US Air Force Lab on behalf of the U.S Airforce. Labs is an initiative to support the goal of innovation at speed for the defense industry. This select program is designed to de-risk and grow cutting edge technologies and startups awarded that are addressing national security challenges.
Note: MassChallenge plans to host this year’s accelerator and competition in a completely virtual experience, until world events allow.
GrantWatch ID#: 152714
Over $1M in cash prizes and scholarships will be given.
This is a four-month accelerator.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online: https://accelerate.masschallenge.org
To learn more about the program, please contact email@example.com.
Contact Form: https://masschallenge.org/contact
21 Drydock Ave, Suite 610E
Boston MA 02210
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi
Grants to New Jersey governmental units, nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and libraries to promote and support the arts in eligible locations. Funding is intended for public arts events and activities. Eligible nonprofit arts organizations may request funding for general
Grants to Minnesota nonprofit organizations for education-related programs and projects that improve the lives of low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged children and youth. Funding is intended to support efforts to eliminate disparities in education for these target
Grants of up to $30,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects to reduce and prevent pollution throughout the state. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for the design a
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contac
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to addressing the needs of low-income youth, children, and their families. The funding source s
Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga
Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.
Grants of up to $50,000 to Arizona nonprofit and faith-based organizations for programs that address community needs. Focus areas include arts and education, children and families, and older adults. Priority will be given to applicants serving low-income or underserved