Press Releases UK

MassChallenge Announces 2016’s Highest-Impact Startups

MassChallenge is a no-equity, not-for-profit accelerator that helps only the highest-impact startups in the world. Impact is defined by the startups themselves - ranging from scientific breakthroughs to providing clean drinking water to millions to disrupting established industries.

MassChallenge UK Launches No-Equity Startup Accelerator Programme Applications for 2016

The programme connects the UK’s most promising early stage companies with the right resources to help drive growth, create value, and solve real world problems. During the three months of acceleration, entrepreneurs receive mentorship, free office space, education, access to a vast network of experts, investors, industry partners, and other resources.

MassChallenge UK Celebrates Highest-Impact Startups from 2015

Over 700 members of the London startup community gathered to celebrate entrepreneurship at the first ever MassChallenge UK Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser. The event featured a showcase of the 90 MassChallenge UK startups, pitches from the Top 26, and speeches from Thomasina Miers, Cofounder and Executive Chef of Wahaca, and Azmat Yusuf, CEO and Founder of Citymapper.

MassChallenge UK Announces Top 26 Startups Competing for £500,000 in Cash Awards

“Our entrepreneurs had a game-changing summer and I’m very proud of all of the 2015 finalists,” said MassChallenge Founder and CEO John Harthorne. “These top 26 startups are poised to make a tremendous impact across a variety of industries – from transportation to healthcare to robotics. Each of these startups has great potential, and I look forward to celebrating their achievements with the community at the Awards Ceremony.”

MassChallenge Appoints Former Microsoft UK’s Startup Lead Diane Perlman as New Global Chief Marketing Officer

Perlman comes to MassChallenge from Microsoft UK, where she founded the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in London, which has since graduated 37 startups through the programme. With deep marketing and communications experience in the startup, entrepreneurship and technology sector, Perlman will complement MassChallenge’s existing executive team as the organisation continues its rapid global growth.

MassChallenge Extends Global Reach with Record Number of Applicants

Applicants for both 2015 programs can be viewed here (note: stealth entrants not visible to the public):

MassChallenge Names 128 Startups to 2014 Accelerator Class

"We are incredibly grateful to our judges and partners for helping us to identify the startups that will drive global impact,” said MassChallenge Founder and President Akhil Nigam.