Summer came to an end too quickly, and soon after wrapping up our first camp session, we found ourselves finishing up the 2015 MassChallenge Accelerator Program. As you may know, we were selected as an MC finalist team back in May, as one of the 200 highest-impact start-ups in the world. It was incredibly humbling to be selected as a brand-new organization- incorporated just 6 months earlier! We immediately found ourselves in the company of some of the most groundbreaking innovators in the country. Check out the full list here!
During this experience, we've been able to grow so much as an organization. We were able to attend lectures on everything from branding and marketing to fundraising and money management. We assembled a powerful team of mentors with years of business expertise, and grew monumentally from their insights and ideas. We found inspiration in the brilliant entrepreneurs surrounding us, and grew from their feedback and creative approaches. We grew our network, built a long-term business plan, and are one step closer to ensuring that our camp will be available for years to come.
We'd like to specially acknowledge and thank the following mentors who invested so much of their time and energy into ensuring our success: Maureen Reddy, Christine Jauregui, Aman Advani, Chris and Erica Mastrangelo, Lara Phimister and Mimi Evans, we are so incredibly grateful.
Our sincere congratulations go out to the top 26 companies moving forward to the next round of pitching - we don't envy the judges who have to select among you! And while we will not be moving forward in the pitching competition, by getting to be a part of the MassChallenge community, we have already won.
Thank you, MassChallenge!
PS - Check out some of our dear friends and co-MC Finalist teams doing incredible work:
- SuperHealos, helping children facing medical challenges feel like superheroes
- Increment, developing playthings that encourage inclusion for kids with and without disabilities to play together
- MeetCaregivers, enabling more seniors to age at home by using online and video technology to connect them to qualified caregivers
- iRecover App, a mobile App for smartphone's that connects people in recovery from drugs & alcohol and their familes and friends