MassChallenge 2012


MassChallenge is an accelerator program that runs from June to September. During this time, teams will benefit from mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media, and more. 


Competition Organizer


Local US Event
Boston, MA
Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Business - Global
Who's Eligible

Anyone can enter MassChallenge from anywhere around the world. Startups do not need to originate or headquarter in Massachusetts, however, finalists will be required to attend events and meetings in Massachusetts in person. 

Companies must be seed- or early-stage startups, in most cases with less than $500,000 in investment funding and less than $1 million in annual revenue. 

Important Dates

Applications will be accepted until April 11, 2012. First round judging will take place from April 13-May 2, 2012, after which 300 teams will be invited to the second round. Round 2 of judging will take place May 9-17, 2012 where in-person pitches will take place and 125 teams will be announced as finalists. Final juding will take place October 1-12, 2012, and the MassChallenge grants and awards will be announced at the awards ceremony during the week of October 22, 2012

Competition Prizes

$1.1 million in cash awards and over $4 million in-kind support will be offered to the 125 finalists who take part in the accelerator.