Bridge to MassChallenge Cork – Applications Now Open!

8th December 2017

Posted In: FYI

Irish Entrepreneurs can now apply for the chance of a lifetime thanks to the recent official launch of Cork County Council’s ground-breaking start-up programme with Boston based MassChallenge, (Bridge to MassChallenge Cork).

For hopeful applicants, Bridge to MassChallenge Cork is set to connect ambitious, early stage entrepreneurs across Ireland to a Global Network and facilitate the creation of high-quality jobs through a series of mentoring events and bootcamps—including an all-expenses paid bootcamp in Boston.

Bridge to MassChallenge is a global non-profit no equity start-up accelerator competition, which, to date, has accelerated 1,211 start-ups worldwide—raising 2 billion USD in funding, generating 900 million USD in revenue, and creating over 65,000 direct and indirect jobs in several locations across the world, including Boston, Massachusetts (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Lausanne (Switzerland), London (United Kingdom), Jerusalem (Middle East) and more recently Austin, Texas (USA).

Through applying for Bridge to MassChallenge Cork, entrepreneurs across Ireland could be chosen for the unique opportunity to receive mentoring from and exposure to international sector specific experts and connection to a global market. The international start-up competition identifies and accelerates the top start-ups in the region and connects those start-ups to the global market through MassChallenge’s global network.  All twenty successful applicants will benefit from significant international mentoring and networking opportunities. MassChallenge has a track record of collaborating with more than 100 of the world’s most innovative organisations including Pfizer, GE and Microsoft to scale ambitious start-ups.

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Pictured: Cllr Ian Doyle, Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork; Sharon Corcoran, Director of Services, Economic Development, Enterprise and Tourism, Co. Co Council (right) and Brittany McDonagh, Director of Global Partnerships at MassChallenge. Pic: Brian Lougheed.