Today, MassChallenge joined by Governor Deval Patrick, announced 125 finalists in the world’s largest global start-up competition. Hundreds of expert judges from the startup ecosystem selected these finalists after 2 rounds of judging on 733 original entries from 24 countries and 34 states. The accelerator program starts on June 27 and the final ceremony will be held on October 20.
“The MassChallenge competition is a great example of the robust, collaborative community of innovators in the Commonwealth. Our ability to attract and engage high-growth startups from around the world is a reflection of our global competiveness, and is an excellent indication that we will continue to lead the country in innovation, job creation and economic growth for years to come,” said Governor Patrick.
Congrats to all of the 2011 MassChallenge Finalists! Here is THE LIST with a Tweetable elevator pitch for most of them. To learn more about MassChallenge and read some of our coverage from last year, click here.
The easiest way to create video content on the web!
Abazyme provides novel tools that accelerate life science discoveries,
leading to new treatments for disease.
We have developed a platform technology for localized
immunesuppression with fewer off-target adverse effects.
Video compression 5-10 times better than any codec for any
resolution. No quality loss. No codec changes.
Online end-of-life planning platform
Aid Aide is like Turbotax for college financial aid. Fill out forms in
under 1 hour, and get more aid money.
AirVentions collision avoidance systems keep flights safe, on-time
and saves the airline industry billions!
Altaeros adapts proven aerospace technology to develop a low cost,
rapid deployment wind turbine.
World’s largest online altruistic social experiment. Help others,
inspire altruism, spark a MOVEMENT.
@CloudBrowse delivers Flash/Java on iPhone/iPad. #Awesome.
ARO Medical, LLC
Reducing back pain and improving patients’ lives with an implantable
brace for back surgery patients.
Artaic creates custom tile mosaics using robotic manufacturing and
computer aided design systems.
ArtVenue.com changes the game for artists by making it simple to
book shows in local businesses.
Axena Technologies, Inc. is an early stage start-up working to
combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Sparkling, healthy all natural beverage, vitamins, electrolytes! No
caffeine, low calories and it works!
On Bindo, you can search for and buy products at local stores. We’ll
tell you where to find what you want.
Diagnostics for effective cancer treatment sooner . . . because breast
cancer affects us all.
If you like compliments, you’ll love Blank Label custom dress shirts
Bookxor shows instructors how to help their students by analyzing
student learning behavior.
Casa Couture launches first maternity shoe on the market with
patented technology designed just for pregnancy.
@Celludrive is a smartphone app giving parents peace of mind &
teenagers driving freedom
We use DNA to create a better water filter.
Chromatan’s CCTC is a new scalable, disposable and cost saving
purification technology for therapeutic drugs
Cocomama Foods is a nutrition-based, gluten-free food brand
We make a near liquid-cooling level, 10X better air cooler for PCs,
game consoles, and servers
Day2Night Convertible High Heel Shoes convert from high heels
down to low heels by simply pressing a button.
Diffuse 5 connects the LGBT community by bringing together the
best of Facebook, Eventbrite, Yelp and Amazon
Down to Earth Waste Solutions
“Groupon for Wine”
A web-centric sponsorship model to empower underprivileged
students to have greater access to education.
Underground power transmission defeats NIMBY and enables
Eos designs and manufactures high power infrared lasers for
environmental and homeland security applications
EqualApp’s online admissions counseling program is proven to get
students admitted to colleges of their choice
EverTrue connects donor databases with the social graph to offer
better prospect intelligence
Factor provides cells to the pharmaceutical industry to enable next
generation drug discovery.
Fairbooks buys textbooks from primarily college students and resells
those textbooks online.
Fetch Storage is a web-based, full-service alternative to self-storage;
it’s storage, but better.
File2Part is connecting digital and physical worlds using innovative
approach to 3D printing
Finalta provides elegant software solutions to the world’s institutional
Wall Street caliber global stock screener for Main Street investors.
We are a digital receipts solution that enables consumers to access
all their receipts on one central website
FredRover drives discovery of a broader range of apps for consumers
and expands distribution for developers
FT&T-the world’s first home agent marketplace with robust call
center technology to save money and the planet.
A new experiment in online learning brings fun and rewarding
challenges into the language learning process.
ginger.io is a behavior analytics company for health and wellness
Go GaGa creates ergonomically safe and stylish diaper bags featuring
our patent pending strap.
Raise money for your cause with @Good_Two and reward donors
with great deals from cause-minded brands.
Her Campus-online mag for college women w natl + local content +
innovative marketing capabilities
Invup promotes, quantifies and rewards social involvement with the
power of game dynamics and social media.
We provide a social Learning Management System that makes it easy
to deliver online training and eLearning.
Jump Off Campus
Send real-gifts via text message!
KickinKitchen.TV will revolutionize food & health culture & inspire
kids & families make healthy choices
LU leads a movement of college students teaching thousands of high
school students everything and anything.
We make apartment rentals more organized, more efficient, and
The worlds first dynamic social network targeted and improving the
quality and access of written material
Localocracy provides online engagement software (Conversations and
Q&A) to local governments and media
No bouncing breasts! Patent-pending Lynx Sports
Bra=unprecedented comfort, control for large-breasted women.
Renewable fuels for the Commonwealth made right here!
MessageAMP is a create once, publish everywhere promotions
Exponentially faster large-scale, multi-class data analysis and
prediction algorithms: we have them.
We are a mobile commerce network that provides small/medium
businesses with “Loyalty 2.0” for their customers.
Hospitals are clean, so why are infections a problem? We stop
infections at the source: the patient’s own nose
NFM helps protect families who are borrowing or lending money with
relatives to purchase or refinance a home.
netBlazr is Skype for broadband — we use a freemium model and
cloud software to deliver FREE broadband
NeuroScouting optimizes athletic performance through neurosciencebased
Social shopping site that helps you spend money AND earn it
Olapic is CNN’s iReport for everyone. We help publishers to collect
pictures and videos from their audience
Cloud based product development, creating higher
performance products in shorter development time.
Pintley optimizes marketing for brewers by connecting with
customers to create online word-of-mouth campaigns.
Convert the most painful waste to the most useful form of energy
through our patented depolymerization process
Novel drag reducing marine coating that significantly reduces fuel
costs or increases speed for marine vessels
Online platform for merchants to run pre-paid deals and gift
certificates directly from their websites
Real-time learning analytics that uses a simple but powerful Q&A
system pushed to a users mobile device.
Events are more fun with friends; RaceMenu makes events more
Rayku.com is a peer-to-peer micro tutoring site that lets students
share & ask for academic help in real time.
Today in the US there are 150,000 kids silently going blind in one
eye, and we have the solution.
For you, just plain rewards and no cards, for them, incredible
customer data and retention tools!
Our objective is to commercialize a wave energy driven desalination
system by 2013 and achieve ROI>10 by 2015
RFvenue makes antenna tech that enable wireless microphone
systems to operate more reliably and efficiently
Roof For Two
Roof For Two provides an innovation in two-wheeler travel that keeps
the rider comfortable in any weather.
Sabi will do for sushi what Chipotle did for the burrito — provide high
quality sushi, quickly and affordably.
Smartphone powered Cardiovascular Diagnostics for the Emerging
@Sanergy makes it profitable to provide sanitation services in urban
Risk rating service for businesses that connect their private networks
with partners and share data with them
MIT mobile and PC security startup
Patent pending scalable pricing innovation to drastically change how
products are priced and sold online.
Stop scrolling through noise to figure out what’s important. SMAK
allows you to check life, not email.
Imagine – being able to electronically darken a window with the flip
of a switch. This is SmarterShade.
Snapette: fashion gets social and mobile! Get connected to other
stylish women and hot local fashion finds.
SocMetrics helps companies engage key influencers in their niche to
build word of mouth and grow sales
Solid Access ultra fast silicon data storage devices accelerate
business critical applications.
Speedbump, a smartphone solution that encourages a dialogue about
driving safety between parents and teens
SplitTheRent makes it simple to share apartments fairly. You share
expenses and we keep track of what you owe.
StarStreet is a real money sports stock market. Imagine E*Trade,
but filled with players instead of companies.
miniature low cost solar thermal power plant for electrifying clinics
and schools in developing countries
Style Networking Service that bridges fashion lovers and online
retailers through street fashion snaps sharing
A conscious e-commerce marketplace that empowers citizens to fund
educator projects by shopping local.
Browse the world around you with your mobile phone – hyper
detailed maps and other hyper-local information.
USDA: Farms use 90% of water in US; 60% overwater. Our cloud
based sensors nearly eliminate overwatering.
Textaurant lets patrons wait online – not in line – and restaurants
send special offers in real-time.
The Tap Lab makes mobile games that allow players to compete with
real people, at real places, in real time.
Vayu is a medical device that helps people with autism break down
barriers and become more engaged in life.
ThinkLite provides turnkey lighting solutions that enhance aesthetics
and reduce energy expenses by up to 90%;
Automated web security for small businesses like us who are ‘too
busy shipping’ to worry about security.
UberSense enables athletes & coaches improve using video analysis
and social collaboration on mobile/web apps.
unCHARTED begins where your guidebook ends. An Etsy-like
marketplace for experiences. Travel like a local.
vSnap makes it ultra-easy for people to use short, rich video
messages to feel closer and more connected.
Wave thread fastener has total surface contact that can’t over
tightened, no vibrational loosening; is sealed.
The world is full of technology for school, work and fun. The world is
also full of people who can’t use it.
“ProTools meets Google Docs”
Manufacturing high-quality, low-cost, eco-friendly sanitary pads for
the bottom of the pyramid market in Kenya
ZarzaTech develops a pharmaceutical topical product for the
treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis
Zero+ Continuous-Feed Thermoplastic Building Envelopes via CAD-CAM
Improving the lives of patients by addressing profound unmet need
in epilepsy and pain via development of HupA