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about this episode
Siobhan Dullea, CEO of MassChallenge on running a non-profit accelerator, accepting hundreds of companies per year, what makes a great application, why East Coast investors are more conservative & more!
0:42 Jason intros MassChallenge CEO Siobhan Dullea
3:09 What is MassChallenge & how is it different from a typical accelerator?
5:48 How many startups do they accept across their different programs?
11:33 How does their prize money situation work? How are the winners selected?
19:05 How is MassChallenge sustainable as a non-profit
22:55 How is MassChallenge funded & how do they track portfolio success, what government & corporate sponsors looking for out of MC?
29:22 MC’s top accelerator companies
32:24 What makes for a great application?
39:00 Why are East Coast investors obsessed with intellectual property? Why are they more conservative?
44:10 Thoughts on virtual accelerators?
47:20 Red flags when accepting companies?
50:08 What will change post-COVID-19?