Welcome to MassChallenge!
MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition, and the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Our space recently underwent a total redesign, led by Analogue Studio, to better foster entrepreneurship & collaboration.
Come see the amazing startups working on the 14th floor of ONE Marina Park Drive at Fan Pier, Boston!
Photos and captions courtesy of La Capoise Galerie and Robert Bitting.
ONE Great Place to Drive Community
Since 2010, The Fallon Company has generously donated space to MassChallenge at ONE Marina Park Drive, which is located in the heart of Boston's Innovation District and is surrounded by new growth.
Entrepreneurship on its Head
MassChallenge is helping turn the model of entrepreneurship on its head by bringing innovators out of their basements and up to the top of an amazing building. Here, help and resources come to find startups instead of the entrepreneurs having to do all the searching.
A Startup Roadmap
A colorful map of the space is the first to greet you as the elevator doors open on the 14th floor. Find the logos of the startups drawn on the dry-erase walls and follow the colors to one of the four communities housing the 125 startups.
A Vessel for Events
Turning left from the elevators you'll find the Events Space, which hosts hundreds of educational and networking events (big and small) every year.
The shift to spreading the startups into four corners of the space is the biggest change in the redesign, increasing the sense of community and the opportunities for collaboration.
Food for Thought
In the Cafe, entrepreneurs gather for work, or lunch, or working lunches.
In addition to competing for $1M in grants awarded at the end of the accelerator, entrepreneurs challenge one another daily on the Cafe's ping pong and billiards tables with opportunities for much more.
Each of the four communities is a microcosm of the larger group. MassChallenge startups come from all over the world and are working to solve problems in every industry from cancer diagnostics to clean energy and mobile applications to fashion apps.
Mentorship & Lounging
The MassChallenge Lounge's comfortable couches and meeting areas are great for small meetings and 1-to-1 mentoring with some of the hundreds of MassChallenge Mentors.
Or if the lounge is too relaxed, entrepreneurs can book one of the four conference rooms to WOW guests with beautiful views overlooking South Boston, the Wharf, Logan Airport, and Fort Point.
Media on Site
Entrepreneurs pose for a photo shoot or hold an interview in the Media Studio just steps away from their desks.
Dialing up Support
Phone booths provide Finalists with a quiet place to make a sales call totally free of charge.
Alumni in Residence
Some MassChallenge startups that competed in past accelerators stay in each community, helping the next class of entrepreneurs get the most of the program.
MassChallenge Staff - We Help Entrepreneurs Win!
Sitting between two of the communities, the MC Staff, from founders to interns, are here to help entrepreneurs with anything and everything they need to succeed. Three of our many partners, La Capoise Galerie, Analogue Studio, and Apolis Media join us in this area to provide startups with expertise in media, design and video.
Identity & Collaboration
Finalists find ways to make the space their own by flying company banners above desks, while still working together to help one another navigate the early stages of entrepreneurship.
The Writing on the Walls
Anywhere is a great place for a brainstorm - entrepreneurs map out their ideas on our giant dry-erase walls.
Catch an Afternoon Lecture
This completes the full circle on the 14th floor, and brings us back to the Events Space, where you might find hundreds of entrepreneurs and enthusiasts gathering for a lecture.
Drop by for a Workshop
Or you might find a small educational workshop.
Take a Break and Make New Connections
Or you'll find the community coming together for an evening of networking, making connections and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit.
Thanks for Stopping By!
The sun may set, but lights are always shining on these MassChallenge startups.