Virtual Startup Showcase
for MassChallenge's Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island programs

July 16 - 17, 2020 | 12PM - 3PM ET (11AM - 2PM CT)

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You're invited to meet 200+ startups from around the world who are changing the market landscape and building a stronger more connected tomorrow.  

The MassChallenge Virtual Startup Showcase is a hallmark event for the 200+ startups participating in MassChallenge's US based early stage accelerators in Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island. The trade-show inspired experience is a two-day event that brings together business leaders, innovation enthusiasts, investors, and talent from all sides the world to connect with game-changing startups. 
The showcase environment is a premier opportunity for hear directly from the founding teams and get a sneak peek at the future of business and technology. At the center of the event will be the startup demo booths where  each company will actively pitch their mission and business to event guests.

The startups featured during the showcase represent 18 countries, 34 states, and are 57% female founded. They bring to the table fresh ideas, technologies and businesses that will drive economic development by creating jobs and generating wealth. We are excited for you meet the startups from these our four US programs. We hope you enjoy your visit and appreciate this look into the future. 

Presenting Startups Include

Articulate LabsAt Ease RentalsB2B PayCauseEDU CityGuydClara BiotechCrosscopeDunyhaEquine Smartbit LLCGraphene Composites USA IncHelios HockeyHera-MIHubly SurgicalInvivoSciences IncLilu, IncMi TerroMy MOC, IncNext PetOcular Technologies • OrganoTherapeuticsQuatromoneyre:3D IncSimply SpeakTellinga • The EthoTraining CompetencetravelEZUniExo

Meet all of the startups invited to participate in this year's program in the cohort announcements for Austin, Boston, Houston, and Rhode Island



What to expect at the Startup Showcase 
The MassChallenge Virtual Startup Showcase is a two-day event to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, or office, or car – anywhere you want, really. While the event technology, Hopin, is mobile compatible we believe that guests will have the best experiences from their laptops or desktop computers while using a stable internet connection. Please note: Hopin requires recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari 11 or greater.  

Make the most of the Startup Showcase: 

  • Before you enter the event, you will have access to our  Startup Lookbook where you can familiarize yourself with 2020 Cohorts, identify the industries that pique your interest, and locate the startups you want meet via their showcase booth link. 
  • Conversation & connection are key to a successful showcase experience for you and the startups. The Hopin platform is armed with multiple ways to engage with the startups and gives you full control of the video, audio, and chat features. These are the best ways to experience the showcase: 
    • Audio & Video is a key component of the showcase. We recommend that event guests share both their audio and video when in a startup booth.
    • Audio Only is available for attendees who do not want to be seen on camera. 
    • Chat is also a way you can connect with startups during the showcase. When you are in a startup booth you can simply chat with the founders to learn more. 
  • The Main Stage area of the event will be a key activity point for the experience on July 16 & 17. We encourage guests to attend these sessions to orient yourself with the showcase, hear for the MDs, and familiarize yourself with the platform. 
    • Welcome Remarks take place from 12:00PM ET-12:10PM ET (11:00AM CT- 11:10AM CT)  
    • Closing remarks take from 2:50PM ET-12:10PM ET (1:50PM CT- 11:10AM CT). 
  • Startups Pitches take place at their booths on the 00:15 and 00:45 of every hour (e.g. 1:15pm and 1:45pm).  Please be courteous upon entering and exiting a startup booth. The startups may be pitching or having active conversation. That being said, please share your audio and video so the startup knows that you are in their booth. 
  • MassChallenge Help Desk is available at the showcase. Stop in the booth anytime to ask questions and get support from the MassChallenge Team. 

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Three reasons to attend the showcase

  1. Interact with game-changing technology
  2. Get a first look at top startup trends
  3. Immerse yourself in the future

2020 US Cohort Metrics

The startups represent:

  • 18 countries
  • 34 US States
  • 57% Female Founded
  • 5 Industries
    • 36% High Tech
    • 32% Healthcare/ Life Sciences
    • 18% General/Retail
    • 7% Energy/Clean Tech
    • 6% Social Impact

Upcoming Events
For events without hyperlinks, please refer to the MassChallenge website for the most up-to-date RSVP information. 

  • July 14: Innovation Summit Series: The Future of Financial Services
  • July 16 + 17: MassChallenge Startup Showcase
  • July 20 - 22: The Future of Insurtech
  • July 28: Innovation Summit Series: The Future of Travel, Hospitality, and Media

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MassChallenge Virtual Code of Conduct 

  • Be excellent to each otherMC is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming experience for everyone.
  • Share your questions: Type your questions into the chat booth when connecting with startups.
  • Connect: Feel free to connect with fellow attendees using the chat box.
  • Share your experience: Tag us on Twitter at @MassChallenge

MassChallenge does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, even virtually. To learn more about our policies, please see our Code of Conduct.

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