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Boston-based MassChallenge is a 3-month program offering mentorship, office space, and funding without equity or investors. But unlike in other accelerators, you’re not guaranteed the money. Instead, on demo day, the top competitors win awards of $50,000 or $100,000 based on judging.
Judging is also unique: the public can vote on startups, which makes up 10 percent of their overall score.
MassChallenge launched in 2010, attracting 111 startups who went on to raise $100 million in other funding after 1 year.
The entry fee is $199. Apply by April 11.