MassChallenge Texas Managing Director Mike Millard
MassChallenge Texas will support up to 100 startups during the accelerator, which will run from June through October 2019. During the accelerator, participating startups will receive a six-month complimentary community membership to WeWork, access to industry experts and mentors, bespoke curriculum, access to top corporations and more, all at zero cost and for zero equity. It also provides participating startups an in-kind resource network worth more than $150,000 in deals and discounts. To further support the most promising early-stage startups, MassChallenge Texas is expanding the program’s curriculum to provide tailored instruction on topics like fundraising, entity selection, and designing corporate partnerships. At the culmination of the accelerator, top startups will compete for cash prizes and in-kind support, worth more than $500,000.
In addition to the tangible benefits of the MassChallenge Texas program, Millard focused on the value of the MassChallenge expert community and the foundation they provide the startups during the program. For individuals interested in learning more about the MassChallenge expert opportunity visit here.
“Being part of MassChallenge Texas helped us focus, set goals and properly execute upon them. We loved meeting the other companies in the cohort and appreciate the community that surrounded us during this time,” said Candace Leak, CEO and Founder of Loanables, a MassChallenge Texas 2018 participant. “The expert program was incredibly beneficial, connecting us to industry and practical knowledge from across the state. The environment the MassChallenge Texas team facilitated was extremely motivating. I’m excited to see what they do this year meet the 2019 cohort.”