[ MC #1 ] Welcome to the Mass Challenge

Posted: July 7, 2011 in The MassChallenge
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The Mass Challenge [MC] – an organization with its roots in Boston, Massachusetts whose  goal is to “help entrepreneurs win”….sounds good to me.

The 3 things you need to know about the Mass Challenge [MC]

1 – The Mass Challenge is the biggest start-up competition in the world. Open to all countries, all industries, and people of all ages.

2 – There’s $1,000,000 in cash prizes up for grabs. (the cash equivalent of 400,000 loads of laundry at our current rate of $2.50/wash and dry)

3 – Being a “finalist” means we’re in the Top 125 teams worldwide, and get to participate in the 3 month long accelerator program (with access to top mentors, resources, office space, etc..) to make our company better.

The view from my desk at the MassChallenge...not distracting at all.

Just one bit of etiquette:

– we’re treating the words “entrepreneur ship”, “networking” and “social media” as profanity. Never before have so many words been overused in the history of the English language.

oh and one last thing. We’re not just attending the Mass Challenge Bootcamp. We’re attacking it. And we’re letting you join us – open book style. There are thousands of dollars, and decades of experience packed into each mentoring session and we want to share them with you if you’re interested (hit the speech bubble on the top right corner of the blog to leave a comment to let us know!)

We’re doing one better than just nodding our heads. We’re taking notes, and taking action. We’ll be giving you an inside look at the thought process and results of each step we take through this accelerator program. We’ll have our first post up Thursday afternoon, about an email I sent out to our Board of Advisors, with a subject line:  we’re not dead yet.

Until then, Sayonara.

MC by the numbers – June 27th –

125 Fellow Mass Challenge Finalists

1,000,000 dollars up for grabs

32 hand shakes

14 business cards given, 17 received

3 hours of sleep on the Red-eye from Denver to Boston

1 5hr energy each

  1. jacob says:

    when do you find out if you win the $1,000,000??

  2. Emily T. says:

    thank you guys for actually doing this!! When you first told us we thought you guys were joking – I can’t wait to hear all the stories about what you learned from the CEOs

  3. sabisushi says:

    @Jacob — The competition ends in October, and $1,000,000 is the total prize pool. The most we can win is 100k. We’ll take it though..

  4. sabisushi says:

    @Emily – glad to hear it! these speakers have been fascinating. You walk away realizing it wasn’t just luck that helped them build their empires!

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