MassChallenge is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and entrepreneurship through collaboration and development. We have more than a decade of experience accelerating startups, industry, and innovation ecosystems. We work across sectors to drive a stronger future through collaborative innovation.
Since 2016, in MassChallenge Mexico we have accelerated more than 140 Startups, we create acceleration processes without taking any type of equity. To these efforts we add the support of experts and partners. Among our greatest pride is having among our alumni the first Crypto-Unicorn in Latin America, Bitso, who was part of our Acceleration Program in 2016.
Through our partners and experts, we bring together some of the leading teams in corporate innovation, industry knowledge, and government leadership to our promising, high-impact startups. Startups admitted into MassChallenge go through a 4-month period of curriculum, mentorship, and exhibition events designed to produce avenues of growth, funding, and 3rd-party collaboration.
Beign part of MassChallenge, means become part of a global network for innovators working to solve massive challenges, connecting Startups, experts, corporations and communities to grow and transform businesses and economies.
BENEFITS MASSCHALLENGE MEXICO 2022
Zero cost and for zero equity.
Four-month accelerator program valued at USD 50,000 according to MIT
Engagement with the MCMX corporate partners
Mentorship from our curate high-level experts and Entrepreneurs in Residence*
Investment opportunities up to $100,000 USD from partners for the program's winners
Unique curriculum tailored to the maturity level of your startup in the form of workshops, roundtables, etc.
Startup boards, peer-to-peer mentorship, and relationship-building opportunities with MassChallenge Mexico alumni
Meet Mexico’s Top Partners!
*Entrepreneur in Residence is a successful entrepreneur that has demonstrated high growth in terms of number of employees, annual revenue, success exits and behold profitable startups.
1. Register at https://accelerate.masschallenge.org by creating your user profile.
2. Create your startup profile
3. Submit the application fee ($99 USD before the regular deadline)
4. Complete and submit your application
About our application process
MassChallenge uses a competition model to select our startups. Prospective MassChallenge startups submit application(s) for the MassChallenge accelerator program(s) they would like to join. After submitting the application, startups will participate in one or two rounds of judging. At the end of these judging rounds, the highest-impact and highest-potential startups are invited to participate in the accelerator as Finalists.
About our judging process
In the first round of judging, all applications are reviewed online by our international community of judges.
Startups are notified if they make the second round of judging. In the second round of judging, those startups pitch to a panel of judges or challenge partners in-person or via Skype (in some circumstances).
Just applying to the accelerator program can be a valuable experience for a startup. MassChallenge ensures that every single startup receives a comprehensive read of their application by assigning each of them a panel of diverse judges that represent a range of different industries:
We accept applications 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 are set to make a big impact in your industry or on the world, you’re our kind of entrepreneur.
MEET SOME OF THE STARTUPS WE'VE HELP ACCELERATE!
Throughout the program, these are some of our more relevant dates, it's important to mention that this year's program will be hybrid, and require your physical presence in Mexico at some point, so you don’t miss any part of the acceleration process
*Schedule is subject to changes
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