For those who are not familiar with MassChallenge, it’s an accelarator program for start-ups. To answer a FAQ, “No” the word Mass in MassChallenge does not stand for Massachusetts. It’s stands for Massive, big, huge, etc. They get over 1000 applicants each year and select a little over 100 to participant in their program. What do they get? They get the opportunity to be mentoring, networking and a shot at $50-$100K in cash prizes (a total of $1M in cash is given away and $9M of inkind prizes).
Before the 2012 MassChallenge Awards began I had a chance to catch up with a few of the start-ups. I asked them various questions like, “What stood out most about the program? and what sparked the idea for your start-up?“
The video below captures some of the video footage I captured. Featured in this video:
Just in case you can’t see the video, here’s the link: http://youtu.be/sAH2EESE1hs
Remember, long after the conference has concluded, it’s the connections that continue