Every year, we are thrilled to support MassChallenge in shining a spotlight on the world’s most promising entrepreneurs. In Boston, we directly support MassChallenge participants through our Scholarship for Civic Innovation, guiding startups in the MassChallenge program who are providing civic innovation solutions. To put this in simpler terms, these startups are helping elected officials deliver improved services to citizens, increasing communication with residents and enhancing government effectiveness.

This upcoming Wednesday, we’re excited to see the work of all of MassChallenge’s 128 finalists — including our Civic Innovation Scholars Donii, apprendis, Fetch Park, Suspect Technologies, and Polis — and celebrate the winners of this round of startups at the 2016 MassChallenge Boston Awards.

At #MCAwards16, you’ll:

  • Engage with all 128 startups showcasing.
  • Hear inspiring pitches from the Top 26 startups.
  • Witness the winning startups revealed and cash awarded! 

Join us at the #MCAwards16!

Microsoft is proud to be launching our third year of Civic Tech focus at MassChallenge with the Civic Tech Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes 5 startups as they enter the MassChallenge accelerator with a cash grant to help them grow their businesses. Microsoft’s Civic Tech Scholarship aims to identify startups helping elected officials deliver improved services […]

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