Bridge to MassChallenge, one of the world’s most successful start-up global accelerator programmes, will start taking applications from Australian start-ups today.
The first ever Australian Bridge to MassChallenge three-day bootcamps will help leading local start-ups accelerate their growth, build their business and bring income and jobs to the local economy.
The free competition will bring together international judges and Australian entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders to identify and support the top start-ups run by the highest-impact, highest-potential entrepreneurs.
Forty-five top start-ups will be selected to take part in the bootcamps in Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide in November, when they will receive mentoring and training from local and international experts as well as building networks with their peers.
The best performers will head to the national competition, with the winners advancing to Boston to take part in the international MassChallenge accelerator experience, with the possibility of being selected for the full programme in the start-up hubs of London, Jerusalem, Mexico City or Lausanne, Switzerland.
Boston-based MassChallenge is one of the world’s top accelerators with an international track record of helping start-ups achieve momentum and growth.
Over the last six years the 835 start-ups that have gone through their most intensive programme have created over 50,000 jobs, raised $1.4 billion in seed funding and $575 million in revenue.
The extension of this highly successful programme to Australia is a great opportunity for some of our newest and most innovative businesses to get a head start.
Australia’s Bridge to MassChallenge competition is supported by the Australian, Victorian, New South Wales and South Australia governments, as well as Microsoft and Monash University.
For more information and to apply, visit: http://more.masschallenge.org/australiaprereg