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MassChallenge Boston Awards 2017

The MassChallenge Awards is the grand finale of the Boston startup accelerator program, shining a spotlight on the world’s most promising entrepreneurs. Join top influencers in the innovation community to celebrate entrepreneurship & startup innovation. Join entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, politicians, and philanthropists as the worlds most startup-friendly accelerator names the 2017 MassChallenge winners and gives out $1 million in cash awards.

Thursday, November 2

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

  • 5:00PM - 6:00PM Finalist Showcase
  • 6:00PM - 9:00PM Awards Ceremony 

At #MCAwards17, you'll: 

  • Engage with all the 128 startups showcasing.
  • Hear from the Top 26 startups across industries.
  • Get inspired by our featured keynote, Adam Neumann, Co-Founder and CEO of WeWork 
  • Witness the winning startups revealed and cash awarded!  
See the #MCAwards16 Photos and Videos.

For inquiries on table sales, contact Kara Cronin (

* MassChallenge is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. MassChallenge Awards Ceremony proceeds support entrepreneurs and the $1 million in cash awards.

** All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

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Adam Neumann is the Co-founder and CEO of WeWork, which provides workspace, community, and services to over 150,000 members in 53 cities around the world. Adam, along with co-founder Miguel McKelvey, started WeWork in 2010 in the Soho neighborhood of New York City with the intention of creating a workspace environment centred around the idea of community, and the belief that people will achieve more together than they could on their own. Adam and team want to grow WeWork everywhere to serve everyone, expanding globally and focusing on building technology that connects members around the world so they are empowered to do what they love.

Previously, Adam co-founded and ran Big Tent Inc., where he developed Egg Baby and Krawlers, well-known brands of children’s clothing.

Adam lives in New York City. He is the proud father of five children, and loving husband to his wife, Rebekah.