ADVISORY, Aug. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
MassChallenge, a startup accelerator that helps entrepreneurs succeed with no strings attached, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, John Harthorne, MassChallenge Founder and Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.
MassChallenge will award over $1.7 million in cash grants to winning early-stage startups at the MassChallenge Awards Ceremony on October 29. The global nonprofit recently announced that it intends to expand to ten cities by 2019, beginning with MassChallenge UK in London later this year.
NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
(888) 782-7820 x 726
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Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
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DL 3811 Vertical
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MassChallenge is the world's largest startup accelerator and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Over $1 million in cash prizes is awarded annually to winning startups, with zero equity taken. Additional benefits for startups include world-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, legal advice, media attention, and over $10 million of in-kind support. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all proceeds support the startups. MassChallenge does not take equity from or place any restrictions on participating startups. To learn more about MassChallenge, visit: http://masschallenge.org/
MassChallenge top partners include: Fidelity Investments, Verizon, Jamestown, The Boston Foundation, the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation, CASIS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, The Deshpande Foundation, Microsoft, American Airlines, iNNpulsa Colombia, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Mass Tech Collaborative, Pfizer, Henkel, Turnstone, WGBH Boston, and Zapopan.
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