Join Our Network of Experts

The MassChallenge expert community is a global network of nearly 3,000 successful entrepreneurs, seasoned industry leaders, and other professionals seeking to help startups succeed.   

  • Judges help select which promising startups enter the accelerator by participating in virtual or in-person judging rounds 
  • Speakers provide formal training, workshops, or info sessions on specific areas of expertise during the accelerator 
  • Mentors work with startups through individualized advising, office hours (in-person or virtual), and tailored events throughout the accelerator 
  • Experts support startups in different roles and in different capacities throughout the accelerator 

Expert Benefits 

By volunteering just a few hours, experts provide feedback to entrepreneurs, while also demonstrating commitment and leadership to the innovation community: 

  • Your help benefits MassChallenge and our mission to make it as easy as possible for entrepreneurs to launch and grow new ventures.
  • As a community member, we are dedicated to advancing you and our team and network are a resource to you.  
  • Learn and give back to the ecosystem by being on the cutting edge of the startup world, gaining exposure to new startups and ideas, and keeping up with the latest technologies and trends  
  • Grow your network through exposure to leading startups and industry leaders  
  • Build your professional brand through your association with the strong MassChallenge brand that allows you to add differentiating professional experience and endorsements to your repertoire 

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Entrepreneurs with a demonstrated track record of success 
  • Industry-specific professionals or investors with significant early-stage or industry experience 
  • General business professionals with significant management experience 
  • Technical Experts & University Experts with specific, topical expertise or academic credentials relevant to their field 
  • Executives from a partner firm with specific business, management, and operations expertise 
  • Consultants with employment at reputable firm – or – self-employed with a track record of work at reputable firms 


Our mission is to equip bold entrepreneurs to disrupt the status quo and to create meaningful change.