makes MassChallenge Accelerator program

From a feature in the Boston Globe:

MassChallenge reveals 125 start-up finalists

By Gail Waterhouse, Globe Correspondent

After their family home in Monson was hit by the tornadoes last June, Caitria O’Neill and her sister Morgan decided to launch, a website platform for towns needing to rebuild after disasters.

Now is one of 125 finalists revealed on Tuesday by MassChallenge, the Boston-based nonprofit that offers more than $1 million in annual prizes and services to promising start-ups from all over the world.

“We’re trying to start a business, but we’re not business people,” Caitria O’Neill said. “What we’ve got is a social mission, a really awesome set of tools, and now we have to make it something sustainable. That’s what MassChallenge represents to us.”

This year’s MassChallenge class will participate in a three-month “accelerator program” that includes mentoring services, free office space, access to funding, and legal advice.


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