I am honoured to have been selected as one of the expert judges presiding over the choice of start-ups for the annual intake and overall awards in the MassChallenge Accelerator Program as well as providing hands-on mentoring to founding CEOs and their teams across a variety of industries.
MassChallenge is the most start-up friendly accelerator on the planet with intakes from over 75 countries, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached.
- Global Network – With accelerator programmes in Boston, London, Jerusalem, Geneva and Mexico City and a plan to grow to 10 locations by 2019, MassChallenge is fast becoming the world’s largest global accelerator market
- Top Backing – MassChallenge is supported by many of the world’s top companies such as Pfizer, Microsoft, IBM, Visa, Pepsico, Fidelity, Unilever, Verizon, Cisco, The Kauffman Foundation, Bose, UPS, EMC and Honda
- Impact over Equity – They take no equity and the high-impact start-ups that get in to the 4-month program compete to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free awards. MassChallenge is a non-profit, which means they can focus entirely on helping entrepreneurs from any industry win
- Scale and Results – MassChallenge is making an impact on a grand scale. Since 2010, they have accelerated 835 high-impact start-ups who have collectively raised $1.1billion+ in funding, generated $520m+ in revenue and created 6500+ jobs to date