Think your idea will be the next Instagram or Twitter? Ever wonder why the world is full of great ideas, but few turn into successful businesses? Come to EXPLO Startup — and get ready to start building your dream.
At EXPLO Startup you:
"The people really make this place truly special. Instructors, students, guest speakers . . . it's a space where we really learn from each other in a unique hands-on way."
Hira J., Student, EXPLO Startup
"Compassion plays a massive role in success. Understanding people's perspectives, looking for different ways to see issues and problems. You invest in everyone around yourself, good and bad. And how you conduct yourself with other people has a dramatic effect on your success."
Isaiah Kacyvenski , Former NFL Player, Wearable Tech Innovator, EXPLO Startup Speaker
"We met so many administrators and startup innovators. We got to ask them questions about how to start a business, why they chose their business models, and what their creative process looks like. . . It's definitely been a great experience because we've all learned so much by talking with all these professionals in the field."
Sabrina M., Student, EXPLO Startup
Launching a new business is one of the most challenging things you will ever do. At EXPLO Startup, you acquire the tools you need to get your ideas up and running — from preparing a pitch and landing seed money to defining your business model and building a functioning business organization. Together, we’ll get you on track to start changing the world.Why EXPLO Startup?
Explore new companies and ideas, and gain unprecedented access to some of the top innovators in Boston. Tour think tanks, company headquarters, and the new entrepreneurial phenomenon: the Incubator Lab. Sit down with the experts and talk about how crucial company culture is to overall success. Interview professionals from startups across several industries — including tech, fashion, food, and fitness. Daily interactions with experts from these and other industries give you the tips and info you need to draft your own business plan. Get your questions answered, learn the skills you need.
Pitch your plans to an angel investor, tour operations at successful business incubators, discuss your competitor analysis with startup CEOs. Networking with serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists provides real-world perspective (and all-access advice) on what’s needed to land funding, how to handle upstart staffing, and what to strive for in building a successful organizational culture.
Your final challenge? Present your ideas to the MassChallenge judges. Will your startup have what it takes to become the next big success?Meet our Partners