MassChallenge is the world’s largest $1 million startup competition & accelerator program that connects early stage entrepreneurs to the resources they need to launch high-growth, high-impact businesses.
Last week MassChallenge joined by Governor Deval Patrick and business leaders, announced AltrUHelp as a FINALIST in the world’s largest start-up competition. Hundreds of expert judges from the startup ecosystem (CEO’s, lawyers, VC’s, angel investors & more) selected 125 finalists after several rounds of judging on 733 original startup entry applications from around the globe (24 countries).
The finalists range from high-tech and life science business to social impact ventures like AltrUHelp. The finalist companies represent 19 states and five countries, including Kenya and South Korea. According to MassChallenge, last year’s finalists from the 2010 competition have raised more than $30 million in funding and hired over 300 new employees.
MassChallenge was honored by President Obama in January as one of nation’s best support organizations for high-growth startups and was selected to partner with the White House’s Startup America Partnership . As part of the MassChallenge 2011 Finalist Accelerator program, AltrUHelp, and the other finalists teams will receive:
- Free water front office space at MassChallenge’s 22,000-square-foot office on the Boston Fan Pier.
- Legal support, expert mentors, publicity from major media outlets, access to funding resources, workshops w/ key stakeholders and more!
This coming October, AltrUHelp and the other 2011 Finalists will compete in the last round of judging for a slice of $1 million in cash prizes that will be announced at an award ceremony on October 20th.
The AltrUHelp Team would like to thank our business partners, advisors, customers, friends, and family for your tremendous support! With you help we will continue to inspire altruism and change the world. Together we can successfully implement a universal platform dedicated to social impact!