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MassChallenge Boston Accelerator

Mentorship and Resource Opportunities to
USA, Canada, and International High-Impact Startups

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MassChallenge (MC) Early Stage Accelerator Program

Deadline Date:

03/09/20 1:00 PM EST

Description:

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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 Boston is a premier early-stage startup accelerator program. The unique model is industry agnostic, allowing the selection of and support for the highest potential innovators from all sectors. Whether working on breakthrough advances in data security or using AI technology to drive health outcomes, the entrepreneurs are at the leading edge of their field.

As MassChallenge’s flagship program, MassChallenge Boston has 10 years of proven experience accelerating early-stage startups across industries and catalyzing meaningful connections within its world-class network of multinational businesses, innovators, funders, and public sector leaders.

Program Benefits

  • Zero cost and for zero equity
  • Connections to leading experts and mentors, top corporate innovation teams, and a deep network of investors
  • Evidence-based and tailored curriculum designed to help you excel in each stage of your early lifecycle
  • 18,000 square feet of collaborative office space located in the heart of Boston's Innovation District
  • Join the network of over 2,000 alumni worldwide
  • Scholarships from partner organizations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152714

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,020,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1M in cash prizes and $20K in scholarships will be given.

Term of Contract:

This is a four-month accelerator.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted for early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. If your startup has raised less than $1M in equity-based funding, generated less than $2M in annual revenue, and is set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re an eligible candidate.

MassChallenge judges look for high-impact startups, with a viable path to success and some traction/progress in their plans.

MassChallenge Boston does not require startups to work full time out of its Boston office, however it is highly recommended given the rigorous programming, active mentorship, and serendipitous encounters that happen often in the space.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is 1:00 PM EST on March 9th, 2020.

Registering as an entrepreneur is the first step in the application process.

Timeline:
- Applications Open: 29 January 2020
- Applications Close: 9 March 2020 (Early application deadline: February 12, 2020)
- Judging: April - May 2020
- Finalist Announcement: 28 May 2020
- Accelerator Program: June - October 2020
- MassChallenge Boston Awards: 22 October 2020

The application fee is $49 USD before the early bird deadline or $99 USD before the regular deadline.

FAQs:https://masschallenge.org/about-faq
Partners: https://masschallenge.org/partners
How to Apply: http://www.masschallenge.org/accelerator/applications
Learn More: http://www.masschallenge.org/accelerator
Register as an Entrepeneur: : https://accelerate.masschallenge.org/accounts/register/entrepreneur/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=pop&utm_campaign=jan

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://accelerate.masschallenge.org/accounts/login/?next=/

Contact Form: https://masschallenge.org/contact

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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;

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