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Announcing Bridge to MassChallenge

Biscay 2017


We are pleased to announce the second year of Bridge to MassChallenge Biscay, in partnership with the Biscay Regional Government in 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. 

Applications for the Biscay startup competition open on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 6:00 CET and the deadline for submissions is Friday January 27, 2017 at 23:59 CET. Local and international expert judges will evaluate online applications to determine which 20 startups will advance to an in-person pitch competition in Bilbao on February 14-16. The semi-final competition in February will select the top 10 teams who will participate in an all-expenses paid startup boot camp in Boston this March 2017. Please see the timeline below for more details.

To be eligible for the program:

  • Applicant must be an early-stage startup with at least one co-founder who is a Basque Country resident. Early-stage is <$500K USD in dilutive funding or <$1M USD in annual revenues.
  • Applicant can be from any industry. Startups of all industries are eligible for the program.
  • Applicant must be proficient in English. The official language of the application and boot camp program is English.
  • Previous MC-Biscay boot camp participants are not eligible to apply.



If you are interested in finding out more about the Bridge to MassChallenge program, please visit: 



Applications open until

Jan. 27, 2017!


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MC-Biscay 2016 participants engaging in one-on-one mentor sessions at MC Boston.

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