Mass Challenge

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I know about the Mass Challenge because one of the women, Reem Yared, who I wrote about on Mondays got to the semi-finals in this challenge.  It set her business of in a completely different direction. 

Here is the info:

MassChallenge
is the largest-ever start-up accelerator, and the first to support
high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached.
Benefits for startups include:
  • 4 month accelerator program – world-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media and more.
  • $1.2 million in cash awards – $10+ million in in-kind support.
  • Open to all – any startup can enter, from anywhere in the world, in any industry.
  • No strings attached – no equity taken and no restrictions applied.
President Obama honored MassChallenge in January of 2011 as one of the nation's best 
organizations for supporting high-growth entrepreneurs, and MassChallenge was the youngest 
inaugural affiliate of the Startup America Partnership. The 361 startups supported in the three 
MassChallenge accelerator classes have generated nearly $100 million in revenue, raised over 
$362 million in outside funding and created nearly 3,000 new jobs.

Application info:
Top Startups Wanted: MassChallenge 2013

MassChallenge connects entrepreneurs with
the resources they need to succeed immediately with no strings attached. It's
the world's largest startup accelerator and is looking for the 125
highest-impact startups from any industry for its 2013 program.

Benefits for startups include world-class mentorship &
training, a driven community of fellow entrepreneurs, $10M+ in in-kind
deals and $1M+ in grants with no equity taken.

All
applicants receive written feedback & scores from the expert judges
that evaluate them, regardless of whether they advance to the next
round. The application fee is $199, but this is the only fee
MassChallenge ever takes from entrepreneurs (never taking equity), and
refunds can be found by searching #MCRefunds on twitter.

Applications are due by April
3 – Apply at MassChallenge.org/apply!