MassChallenge Will Hold a Live Pitch Competition at Its Jan. 27 Pegasus Park Launch

At the free, live, in-person networking event, attendees will hear from the MassChallenge team and key partners about the North Texas launch. The live pitch competition will allow early-stage startups to compete for a direct spot in the MassChallenge 2022 Global Early-Stage Program.

MassChallenge, the global, zero-equity startup accelerator, is launching in Dallas Thursday, January 27th, at Pegasus Park with a live pitch competition—and it’s calling for applications now.

At the live, in-person networking event, attendees will hear from the MassChallenge team and key partners about the accelerator’s inspiration to convene the innovation ecosystem in North Texas.

That will be followed by a live pitch competition, where early-stage startups will compete for a direct spot in the MassChallenge 2022 Global Early-Stage Program.

Register for free to attend the event

Registration is free to attend the Jan. 27th event and you can do that here. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be served.

How to apply for the live pitch competition

Applications for the North Texas Launch Pitch competition are open now through noon December 31, 2021. Accepted startups will be notified by the week of January 10th.

Entrepreneurs interested in the program can start an application here and must be in person to pitch.

Seeking industry experts in North Texas

MassChallenge is also currently seeking industry experts in the North Texas region. The “MassChallenge expert community” is a global network of nearly 3,000 entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and other professionals seeking to help startups succeed. 

By volunteering based on availability, experts are able to grow their network by joining the MC expert community who are all committed to giving back to the startup ecosystem. 

If you’re interested in supporting the participating startups as an industry expert, you can sign up here to join the MassChallenge community. Be sure to list Texas Accelerator in Dallas as the “home program.”

Four North Texas startups were selected by MassChallenge in June

Last June, the accelerator selected 229 startups to participate in its 2021 U.S. cohort—and four of them were from North Texas.

The four chosen in June included:

SeebeckCell Technologies (Arlington) — Seebeckcell Technologies develops & manufactures liquid-based thermoelectric modules that convert waste heat into electrical energy.

Opsin Biotherapeutics (Bedford) — OpsinBio is developing a pipeline of opsin-based gene therapies for pain management which are safe, effective, and non-addictive.

Invento Robotics (Dallas) — Caregiving robots for nursing homes.

Exosphere Fitness (Sunnyvale) — Exosphere Fitness strives to make fitness more accessible for all. This is not a gym you put in your home. This is a gym made for your home.

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