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:
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.
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.
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!