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MassChallenge Rhode Island Accelerator

Mentorship and Resource Opportunities to
USA, Canada, and International High-Impact Startups

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MassChallenge (MC) Early Stage Accelerator Program

Deadline Date:

03/09/20 1:00 PM EST

Description:

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Mentorship and resource opportunities to USA, Canada, and International startup businesses that will participate in a cohort-based program in Rhode Island. Registration is required prior to submitting a full application. This program is designed to support innovators from different sectors by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed.

Launched in 2018, MassChallenge Rhode Island connects entrepreneurs to a powerful community of resources and support in Rhode Island and regional opportunities in Boston, in addition to a global network of leading corporate partners, policymakers, and innovation leaders. MassChallenge is committed to supporting and inspiring the next best innovations that will reshape our world. 

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.

Program benefits:

  • Unique programming tailored to support early-stage startups in Rhode Island
  • Up to $100,000 in cash prizes
  • Global network of corporate and government partners
  • Strong base of mentors and experts
  • Opportunity to connect regionally via the MassChallenge Boston ecosystem
  • Four months of free office space in the heart of the Innovation and Design District at the CIC Providence
  • Introductions to top corporate mentors and partners

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 188127

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $100,000 in cash prizes

Term of Contract:

This is a four-month accelerator.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted for early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. If your startup has raised less than $1M in equity-based funding, generated less than $2M in annual revenue, and is set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re an eligible candidate. If your startup exceeds these guidelines, it is still recommended that you apply for the accelerator program. There will be an opportunity on the application for you to provide more information about your current funding amounts. There is no lower-level funding or business development limit to apply to MassChallenge.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is 1:00 PM EST on March 9th, 2020.

Registering as an entrepreneur is the first step in the application process.

Timeline:
- Applications Open: 29 January 2020
- Applications Close: 9 March 2020 (Early application deadline: February 12, 2020)
- Judging: April - May 2020
- Finalist Announcement: 28 May 2020
- Accelerator Program: June - October 2020
- MassChallenge Boston and Rhode Island Awards: 22 October 2020

The application fee is $49 USD before the early bird deadline or $99 USD before the regular deadline.

FAQs: https://masschallenge.org/about-faq
Partners: https://masschallenge.org/partners
How to Apply: http://www.masschallenge.org/accelerator/applications
Learn More: http://www.masschallenge.org/accelerator
Register as an Entrepeneur: : https://accelerate.masschallenge.org/accounts/register/entrepreneur/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=pop&utm_campaign=jan

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://accelerate.masschallenge.org/accounts/login/?next=/

Contact Form: https://masschallenge.org/contact

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