MassChallenge Human Potential Startup Showcase ‘Pushes the Boundaries’ of What Humans Can Do

by | Nov 14, 2023
The event, held November 7 at Dallas' Pegasus Park, capped off a six-week MassChallenge Human Potential Sprint program based in Dallas. Sixteen startups from across the U.S. took part, pursuing innovations from wearable devices to "digital pills" to next-gen eye-tracking tech. See who pitched what.
Fort Worth-based Petal Is a Finalist at P&G’s Home Cleanovation Challenge
by | Sep 11, 2023
Aiming to "reimagine the future of waste disposal," Petal launched "the world’s first zero-odor, germ-freezing waste bin" in 2020. On Tuesday, it's pitching the product as a finalist at Procter & Gamble's Home Cleanovation Challenge, administered by MassChallenge.
Supercharging Performance: MassChallenge Seeks Tech Innovators for Human Potential Sprint in Dallas
by | Aug 18, 2023
MassChallenge will assemble human performance and sports tech innovators to redefine the bounds of the human condition in a new six-week, high-intensity program. Target technologies are applications in biotech, defense, healthcare, space, and sports.

Applications for the Dallas-based cohort are open through September 7.
The Last Word: Hue’s Fahad Khawaja on the Importance of Community-Building in Innovation
During a keynote discussion at MassChallenge's recent MC | Innovate 2023, event at Pegasus Park, Khawaja stressed the importance of trust and community-building in the innovation process.

Super Connectors: Where the ‘Power of One’ Meets ‘Always Be Networking’

by | Jul 26, 2023
Drawing from his own powerful lesson after losing a multimillion-dollar deal, TransPharMed CEO Kirk Barnes helps founders and leaders to be primed and ready to connect when opportunity knocks. Will Magruder, VP of partnerships at MassChallenge, lends his expertise to crafting a "handshake pitch" in nine words or less. Here's how.

Plus, the votes are in. MassChallenge announced its Handshake Pitch Winners at Pegasus Park: “We're the Tesla of jet skis,” “Net-zero concrete by 2050 by 2022," "We personalize treatment down to your genes," and more.
No Sugar-Coating: Vertex Pharma Founder Shares 8 ‘Rules’ for Startup Success
by | Jul 26, 2023
From an old car parts garage, Vertex Founder Joshua Boger launched the Boston-based biotech giant in 1989, running it for two decades as CEO. Boger "unretired" in June to join fast-moving Alkeus Pharmaceuticals as executive chairman.

In Dallas, he shared the "mistakes" that led to his success with innovators at Pegasus Park. Here's his no-holds-barred dose of truth for all entrepreneurs.
MassChallenge U.S. Early Stage Accelerator Cohort Unveiled: 186 Startups Primed to Make an Impact
by | Jul 26, 2023
The U.S. Early Stage Accelerator cohort kicked off its program in July at Dallas' Pegasus Park. For the first time, the flagship program split into two categories: Growth and Foundations.
Global Accelerator MassChallenge Teams Up With Dallas-Based Lyda Hill Philanthropies to Boost Innovation, Health Tech
by | Jul 23, 2023

MassChallenge, a nonprofit connector of startups, founders, entrepreneurs, corporations, and communities, kicked off a partnership with Lyda Hill Philanthropies at the MC | Innovate 2023 Conference July 11-13 at Pegasus Park in Dallas....


From Trout Jerky to Bike Safety to Cancer Fighters: 13 DFW Startups Selected for MassChallenge Accelerator

by | Aug 9, 2022
Thirteen Dallas-Fort Worth startups are among the 250 companies named to the MassChallenge 2022 U.S. Early-Stage Accelerator. One of the most acclaimed startup accelerators in the U.S., MassChallenge has supported founders in 20 countries worldwide. Meet the 13 DFW startups who'll get "unparalleled" mentorship and partnership, free workspace in MassChallenge's Dallas office, and the chance to win equity-free cash prizes in the accelerator's up to $1 million annual competition.
Follow the Money: Dallas SPAC Raises $123M IPO, FortyTwo.VC Aims to Raise $50M Fund, Crestline Investors Closes Funds with $3.6B in Commitments, and More
by | Mar 21, 2022
What companies are finding funding or having a big exit? From startup investments to grants and acquisitions, Dallas Innovates tracks what’s happening in North Texas money.
Collaboration Is the Key to North Texas’ Emergence as a Bio-Hub
"When it comes to the biotech industry, our region is leading the U.S. in key metrics of job growth and investment," write Kathleen Otto and George Goodno. One proof point? VC funding is flowing into DFW at a faster rate than any other area in the nation.

These North Texas life science leaders say the region's success is no coincidence. Here's how the shared ambition of key players and strategic collaboration has impact.
MassChallenge Will Hold a Live Pitch Competition at Its Jan. 27 Pegasus Park Launch
by | Dec 15, 2021
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 Texas: Here’s How Solenic Medical’s UTSW-Licensed Medical Device Kills an Infection on a Prosthetic Joint

by | Sep 24, 2020
Using alternating magnetic fields in technology created by UTSW researchers, Solenic Medical aims to provide a better way to treat prosthetic joint infections than the current standard of care. Recently, the startup received an FDA designation of a Breakthrough Device.
MassChallenge Texas: How Tremedics’ Patented Degradable Stent Technology Could Help Sick Babies With Heart Defects
by | Aug 11, 2020
Fort Worth-based Tremedics fills a technology gap by manufacturing a bioresorbable stent for congenital heart disease.
MassChallenge Texas: How Dallas’ Hashing Systems Could Create a (Decentralized) Financial Infrastructure for the Future
by | Aug 10, 2020
Dallas-based Hashing Systems is on a mission to create the financial infrastructure of the future. The startup builds crypto-financial infrastructure based on Hedera Hashgraph and Ethereum, which enables companies to move tokens across a decentralized finance space faster and more cost effective than current methods.
MassChallenge Texas: Meet the Summer Cohort
by | Aug 6, 2020
In a new limited series, Dallas Innovates is highlighting the local startups in MassChallenge Texas' latest cohort, which aims to make the state "the best in the world to start and scale a business."