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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
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