Bridge to MassChallenge Biscay is an international startup competition that identifies and accelerates the top startups in Biscay and Gipuzkoa, and connects those startups to the global market and MassChallenge's global network.
We are pleased to announce the third year of Bridge to MassChallenge Biscay, in partnership with the Biscay Regional Government of the Basque Country. Bridge to MassChallenge strengthens innovation ecosystems and drives the creation of high quality jobs by supporting entrepreneurs and connecting them to our global network. We will be supporting entrepreneurs in both Biscay and Gipuzkoa.
When is the program?
Applications for the Biscay startup competition open on Friday, February 12, 2019 at 0:00 CET and the deadline for submissions is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 23:59 CET.
Local and international expert judges will evaluate online applications to determine which 25 startups will advance to an in-person pitching round in Bilbao on March 11-13.
Following the regional application process, selected startups will participate in an intensive, multi-day, all expenses paid boot camp in Boston where they will receive:
A final pitch round during the boot camp will determine the Top 4 teams to advance to the semifinal round of the global MassChallenge competition, with a stipend provided by the Regional Government of Biscay for that opportunity.
Testimonials from B2MC Alumni
“B2MC Biscay was in itself a great experience: an intense week perfectly organized for us to attend great talks from mentors, entrepreneurs and experts in different fields from sales, to IT or VC industry experts. That week was also fun, allowing a group of local entrepreneurs to connect and bond. But the best part of B2MC Biscay was that it helped us win a spot in the 4 months long MC Boson program, which is the actual acceleration program, which we did along dozens of other startups from the US and other countries. This program helped our company make meaningful partnerships and receive mentoring from advisors who would have otherwise been unthinkable for us. I strongly recommend both programs to any entrepreneur willing to take his/her startup to the next level.
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About Bridge to MassChallenge
Bridge to MassChallenge strengthens innovation ecosystems and drives the creation of high quality jobs by supporting entrepreneurs and connecting them to MassChallenge’s global network. The program collaborates with local entities to understand the potential and strategic value of their unique ecosystem, empowers them to build their innovation communities, and connects them to global markets.
MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. To date, 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $3 billion in funding, generated approximately $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs.