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Massive Innovation: The 2011 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony

posted Oct 3, 2011, 5:21 AM by Jessica Bloomgarden

For the past three months, 125 startups engaged with 250+ expert mentors, attended hundreds of free events, and shared 27K+ square feet of incredible office space at MassChallenge, located in Boston’s Innovation District.

MassChallenge Finalists are feeling the pressure now more than ever before.  These talented entrepreneurs are working through the night and coming into the office on weekends to ensure their pitch, business plan and prototypes are perfect before they’re brought in front of the judges.  If you walk through the Finalist’s office space, you’ll find some inflatable beds lying around, full wardrobes and fully stocked fridges.

What’s with the sudden sense of urgency?

The MassChallenge program culminates on Monday, October 24th at 6PM, when MassChallenge supporters will pack the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center as the world's highest-impact startups receive $1,000,000 in awards.  There will be over 1,000 people in attendance, including investors, entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts.

The world’s top 26 startups will deliver one-minute pitches and all 125 MassChallenge startups will be available to share their vision and accomplishments.  MassChallenge has announced two scheduled keynote speakers: The Honorable Deval L. Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts and The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston.  As if that isn’t special enough, the MassChallenge Team is working on one more incredibly exciting keynote speaker.  More details on that will be announced soon.

In the midst of the current economic crisis, we are presented with the opportunity to define whole industries by developing the next generation of preeminent leaders and organizations.  The success of MassChallenge has been noted by President Obama, when he named the non-profit one of the most effective organizations in the country supporting high-growth entrepreneurs. 

To purchase a table or tickets to the MassChallenge Awards Ceremony, visit masschallenge.org/awardsceremony.  Additional sponsorship opportunities can be found by downloading the Sponsorship Packet or emailing acsponsors@masschallenge.org.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, investor, startup enthusiast or friend of an entrepreneur, the MassChallenge 2011 Awards ceremony is your nexus to innovation. The world’s best startups will be in attendance, ready to wow you with their vision for the future.  

Reserve your spot now!

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