MassChallenge

MassChallenge runs a $1M annual startup competition and accelerator to catalyze the launch and success of high-growth, high-impact new businesses. The competition is open to anyone in the world, with any new startup, in any industry. Every entrant receives training, feedback, PR and networking support via expert volunteers from partner organizations, and the highest-potential startups receive 3 months of intensive mentorship and free services in 22,000 sq ft of premium office space in Boston's Innovation District -- all free of charge, with no strings attached. Every entrant, not just the winners, will receive access to workshops, mentors, executives, other team members and sources of funding. Experts from the Massachusetts ecosystem will identify the highest potential startups, which will receive cash prizes and will qualify for privileged access to funding sources from across Massachusetts. The exact number and amount of prizes will depend on the judges, but we expect 15-20 prizes of $50K-100K, totaling $1million of prize money.