MassChallenge Boston

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

Program Benefits

  • Zero cost and for zero equity. In fact, we give away up to $1M in cash prizes and $20K in scholarships
  • Connections to leading experts and mentors, top corporate innovation teams, and our 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 our partner organizations. Learn more here.

Timeline

Applications Open

23 January 2019

Applications Close

15 March 2019

Judging

April - May 2019

Finalist Announcement

15 May 2019

Accelerator Program

June - October 2019

MassChallenge Boston Awards

24 October 2019

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. Since 2008, we have accelerated more than 1,000 startups who have gone on to raise over $2.5B in funding. In fact, MC Boston startups raise an average of $75,000 during the program itself. For Partner Benefits, you can find more information here.  

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2017 Boston Silver Winner
Skelmet
Consumer Products
2015 Boston Diamond Winner
Hyliion
Efficiency
2012 Boston Gold Winner
Ministry of Supply Inc.
General
2014 Boston Sidecar Winner
ArtLifting
Social Impact
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Cait Brumme
Managing Director

Caitlin Reimers Brumme is the Managing Director of MassChallenge Boston. Prior to MassChallenge, Caitlin led the Impact Collaboratory at the Harvard Business School, a multi-faceted effort to develop world class academic leadership on the topic of “Investing in the 21st Century” including sustainable, ESG and impact investing. Caitlin holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar, and a B.A.

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Mission

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.