MassChallenge Opens Applications for 2017 Mexico Accelerator

Selected startups have opportunity to win $2 million pesos in zero-equity prizes

Mexico City, April 26, 2017 - MassChallenge, the most startup friendly accelerator on the planet, today opened applications for its 2017 class of high-impact startups in Mexico. The application deadline is May 30, 2017.

"MassChallenge Mexico seeks to support early-stage startups from anywhere in the world, and across all industries. Our goal is to help startups to develop their businesses, so they can help drive economic growth, job creation, and impact,” said Camila Lecaros, Managing Director, MassChallenge Mexico.

Selected startups participate in a four-month accelerator program where they receive hands-on support from top mentors and experts, free co-working space, access to MassChallenge’s unrivalled network of corporate partners, tailored workshops, and office hours. At the end of the program, top startups will compete for $2 million pesos in zero-equity prizes.

In its first year, MassChallenge Mexico received 449 applications from 21 countries around the world. MassChallenge Mexico accelerated 29 startups, supporting them with 247 experts, 64 startup workshops, and 84 office hours throughout the accelerator.

To apply for MassChallenge’s accelerator, visit: masschallenge.org/apply

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, the UK, Israel, Switzerland, and Mexico, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact – driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 1,211 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.8 billion in funding, generated over $700 million in revenue, and created over 60,000 direct and indirect jobs. For more information, please visit masschallenge.org.

MassChallenge Mexico Partners

INADEM, Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico de la CDMX, FONDESO, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo, Aeroméxico, Fiinlab por Gentera, Promotora Social México, Greenberg Trauring, Facebook, IBM, CEMEX y Baker&McKenzie.

Press Contact

Caroline Pepek | caroline@masschallenge.org