MassChallenge claims to be the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit. Started 2010 in Boston they also have programs in Switzerland, Israel, Mexico and Great Britain.
- 4-month programs: mentorship, office space, education, network & community, and other resources for early stage startups
- Open to all: any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world
- founded 2010 in Boston, since then 835 start-ups went trough the acceleration programme
- Awards Switzerland accelerator: 1 Million CHF (Swiss Francs) which is divided between 10-20 companies into 100k and 50k equity-free prizes
MASSCHALLENGE 2016 DEADLINES (Switzerland, US/Boston, Israel): March 31st
MASSCHALLENGE 2016 DEADLINES (Great Britain/London and Mexico): June 29th
Ksenia Tugay, Marketing director Switzerland about the programme.
WUNDERDING: Why should I apply to MassChallenge?
Handy, “Uber for household services” (110M funding raised)
Turo, Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing (101M funding raised)
Localytics, Analytics App (59M funding raised)
Flywire, International payments made easy (43M funding raised)