Press Releases Israel

Pro Football Hall of Famers Connect with Jerusalem's Innovation All-Stars

New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft Leads a Delegation of 18 Gold Jackets to “Start-Up Nation” 

2017 Class of Startups Announced

MassChallenge Israel Announces 2017 Class

Accelerator supports 100 startups in its first two years

Jennifer from Gaszen

MassChallenge Opens Applications for 2017 Mexico Accelerator

Selected startups have opportunity to win $2 million pesos in zero-equity prizes

Mexico City, April 26, 2017 - MassChallenge, the most startup friendly accelerator on the planet, today opened applications for its 2017 class of high-impact startups in Mexico. The application deadline is May 30, 2017.


MassChallenge Launches New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

EMPOWER@ MassChallenge will support unique needs of startup founders 

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 22, 2017: MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced a new diversity and inclusion initiative, EMPOWER@ MassChallenge. Through the new initiative, the organization works with startup founders to create programming that supports their unique needs.   

MassChallenge Opens 2017 Applications for High-Impact Startups

Applications open for Boston, Israel and Switzerland locations until March 28

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 8, 2017 - MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today opened applications for its 2017 class of high-impact startups. MassChallenge Boston, Israel, and Switzerland are now accepting applications for early-stage startups across all industries, from anywhere around the world. The application deadline is March 28, 2017.

MassChallenge Israel Awards 1 Million NIS in Zero-Equity Prizes to Top Startups

The first-ever MassChallenge Israel Awards brought together more than 500 leaders and supporters from the Israel innovation community to celebrate the MassChallenge entrepreneurs co-hosted with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The night also featured an augmented reality showcase of the 48-startup cohort, on-stage pitches from the top 10 companies, and speeches from Mayor Nir Barkat, Minister Ze’ev Elkin and IBM Watson Health General Manager Deborah DiSanzo, who gave the keynote address.

MassChallenge™ Israel Unveils Top 10 Startups

The top ten will vie for 1 million NIS in no-equity cash prizes to be determined and distributed by a final judging panel of Israel-based industry experts and leaders. Cash winners will be announced at the MassChallenge Awards on November 9th, co-hosted with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

The State of Startup/Corporate Collaboration 2016 Study Results Unveiled

The study was the first to interview both startups and corporations on their views about their interactions. The firms surveyed 233 startups and 112 corporate respondents from March 30th to April 24th, 2016. Corporate respondents included Microsoft, Pfizer, KLM, Cisco, Xerox, and IBM, among many other leading companies.

Among other insights, the study uncovered five key learnings:

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 Israel Announces Its First-Ever Class

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming some of the world’s highest-impact startups to our Israel accelerator in July,” said Israel Ganot, MassChallenge Israel Managing Director. “Through a rigorous and objective process, our judges, who are innovation leaders and top industry experts from the Israeli ecosystem, have chosen the best of the best.