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Human Potential Sprint

Human Potential

We have yet to fully uncover our full human potential. Amplifying health, augmenting performance, extending longevity - The MassChallenge Human Potential sprint is aimed at startups building solutions that extend the limits of human performance mentally and physically. Meet the Cohort

About The Sprint

This is a high-intensity, 6-week program designed to support strategic industry exposure with customers, partners, investors and others.  Startups accepted into this sprint will have the opportunity to influence innovation roadmaps and the future of the human condition. 

Graduating founders will be invited to pitch their solutions to an audience of investors, corporate partners and other members of the greater MassChallenge innovation community in Dallas, including the local media at the close of the program in November. 

In pursuit of the apex of human potential MassChallenge is scouting novel technologies with applications in biotech, defense, healthcare, space, and sports; that measure, push, and surpass previously defined bounds of the human body. 

Enabling Technologies We're Seeking

  • Wearable Devices  
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) 
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) 
  • Genetic Engineering and Gene Therapy 
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) 
  • Biomechanics and Exoskeletons 
  • Neurofeedback and Cognitive Enhancement 
  • Composite Materials 
  • High Performance Batteries  
  • Data Monitoring & Gathering  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Well-established product-market fit with clear evidence of customer demand  
  • Interest in scaling through both through commercial & federal markets
  • Use case that addresses one or more of the technologies identified 
  • Must be able to attend an in-person Demo Day in Dallas, TX the week of November 7, 2023 

Program Benefits

MassChallenge is a top three ranked global accelerator and the only top tier accelerator that supports startups for no cost and no equity. This program is specifically designed around high-impact connections. Startups accepted into this program will be exposed to: 

  • Funding Opportunities 
  • Avenues for partnership and joint technology development with strategics 
  • Pathways to further their technological use case and/or validation 
  • An unsurpassed support community of volunteer experts and entrepreneurs 
  • Media exposure 
  • Legal support 

Supporting Partners


The MassChallenge Advantage

MassChallenge’s proven methodology hyper-focuses on helping founders identify goals and key initiatives, providing access to a meaningful network of experts and mentors, while also providing connection to a deep peer network from across the global community. All for no equity and no strings attached. 
Join us for the
Human Potential Startup Showcase 
November 7, 2023
MassChallenge presents an exciting startup showcase to showcase the startups from its inaugural Human Potential Sprint. Founders, investors, and corporate partners are invited to attend an in-person event to learn about the innovations at the bleeding edge of solutions that augment the limits of human performance mentally and physically. Learn More Here 


Stay Connected


For more information please contact Jessica Davis, Director Accelerator Operations jdavis@masschallenge.org