Established in 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts, MassChallenge has made it their mission to empower entrepreneurs with bold ideas to challenge the status quo and bring about meaningful change. By connecting startups, experts, corporations, and communities, MassChallenge seeks to grow and transform businesses and economies across various sectors. As a nonprofit organization, they offer equity-free support, accelerators, and partnerships throughout the year to those who share their vision of transformative innovation.
Boston's thriving ecosystem of innovation, comprising major industries like health technology, biotechnology, and financial services, has been MassChallenge's global headquarters since its inception. The city's rich educational heritage, with institutions like Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and its world-class hospitals like Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, make it a hub for cutting-edge research and development. MassChallenge's FinTech, HealthTech, and Early Stage programs contribute significantly to the growth and innovation within these industry ecosystems.