Bridge to MassChallenge

Through Bridge to MassChallenge, MassChallenge partners with international leaders to build stronger innovation ecosystems. We work together to develop and implement innovative new approaches that transform local innovation economies, streamline corporate innovation practices, and help startup ecosystems evolve.

To date, MassChallenge has partnered with leaders in Australia, Colombia, France, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Russia, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, and the United Kingdom to strengthen their innovation ecosystems.

Program Benefits

MassChallenge offers the following services as part of Bridge to MassChallenge:

  • Startup Boot Camps: MassChallenge runs - or helps partners run - a competition to source and grow your highest-impact startups. Selected startups participate in an intensive week of specialized workshops, trainings, and mentoring sessions with top industry experts from around the world.
  • Innovation Ecosystem Tours: MassChallenge organizes and hosts tailored tours of a MassChallenge location and/or other relevant industry sites for innovation leaders. Participating leaders receive exposure to the MassChallenge market or site visit location, networking opportunities, and insights into how best to support local startups.
  • Advisory Support: MassChallenge works with leaders to build integrated and evidence-based innovation ecosystem solutions. We leverage MassChallenge experience, the MassChallenge model, and our industry-leading methodology to help local accelerators, governments, corporates, or nonprofits design their startup acceleration program strategy.
  • Ecosystem Building: MassChallenge also offers skill- or industry-specific trainings for local innovation and ecosystem leaders. MassChallenge will work with partners to identify the needs of those innovation leaders and tailor a workshop to fit those needs.

Current Programs

Bridge to MassChallenge Benin is a national startup competition in partnership with Zeleus that identifies and accelerates the top startups in Benin while connecting them to the MassChallenge global network. The program is focused on supporting early-stage startups across all industries that are based in Benin and interested in growing their business in the Beninese market and beyond.  Applications are now open, and the deadline to apply is October 31st, 2022. Apply here!

Contact our team about partnership opportunities.

Partner Case Studies

Since 2010, MassChallenge has partnered with some of the world’s largest and most established companies.





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