Crowdcube is proud to announce its continued support of MassChallenge UK. MassChallenge UK, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, provide early-stage startups the right resources to ascertain growth, create value and improve the world all for zero equity. To date, MassChallenge alumni members have collectively raised $1.8bn in funding, $700m in revenue and created 60,000 new jobs. MassChallenge UK has also already championed five of Crowdcube’s Funded Club, two of which went on to attain the top Diamond Prize.
In sponsoring MassChallenge UK, Crowdcube will be helping identify high potential and high impact startups to take part in MassChallenge UK 2017 – applications open in April – and will be looking to raise equity for MassChallenge UK finalists.
The accelerator is a three-month program, which entails: mentorship, free office space, education and access to its network and community. At the end of the program, at the MassChallenge awards, several million pounds in no-equity, non-dilutive grants will be awarded to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential. The accelerator is an excellent opportunity for Crowdcube startups to further maximise their potential for impact.
MassChallenge UK has already supported five of Crowdcube’s Funded Club Alumni, including:
“Mass Challenge was helpful for us in terms of opening up doors and getting much-needed advice. We mainly benefitted by connecting with other startup founders and sharing experiences/learnings with them. The startup boot camp was also incredibly helpful with areas such as marketing, legal and growth strategy.”
Sam Parton, Co-founder of Open Play
“I was thrilled that just 3 months after raising funding on Crowdcube, Shoot went on to win the top Diamond prize at MassChallenge UK of £50,000. Another great endorsement for Shoot! The award win was very also well received by our investors at our 1st annual investor meeting.”
Nicola Gammon, Founder of Shoot
You can register your startup before applications open by creating your user profile here. Once applications open in April, MassChallenge UK will notify you by email so that you can proceed with your application.