2 amazing opportunities to get connected with world-class mentors and entrepreneurial community in Massachusetts!
Just the application process alone for both of these accelerators is a learning experience and helps you think about a lot of areas of your business. IBM has a great collaborative partnership with both MassChallenge and TiE Boston.
Top Startups Wanted: MassChallenge 2014
MassChallenge is the world's largest startup accelerator and the first to support entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Over $1.5 million in cash grants and $10 million of in-kind benefits are awarded annually, with no equity taken. Additional benefits of the four-month program include world-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, legal advice, media attention, and more.
Applications are due by April 2 - Apply at masschallenge.org/apply. Use this refund code to reduce your application fee: IBM010
TiE Challenge: Where entrepreneurs accelerate entrepreneurs
TiE Challenge offers entrepreneurs help from top Boston entrepreneurs and access to capital. TiE Challenge 2014 is now accepting applications.
- Twenty winning ideas will be chosen for year-long accelerator program
- Winning ideas have an opportunity to present to TiE-Angels for potential investment of up to $1M.
- Selected companies receive awards and opportunity to use shared office space in the heart of Kendall Square.
TiE Challenge Class of 2013 had phenomenal success. Click here to read about these companies or watch a video on TiE Challenge program here.
Apply to TiE Challenge 2014 - http://tinyurl.com/tiechallenge Open to companies of all stages, industries, and/or capital requirements.
April 30 – Last day to apply
May 15 – Winners announced
May 29 – Present to panel of judges @ TiECON East
May 30 – Winners showcased & Champions Announced
TiE Challenge program is run by experienced entrepreneurs, many of whom have taken companies public and had multi-billion dollar exits.
For more details about the TiE Challenge program please visit: https://boston.tie.org/initiative/9/tie-challenge
Good luck Applying!