John Harthorne is the Founder and CEO of MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet.
No equity and not-for-profit, MassChallenge is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry.
They also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards.
Through MassChallenge’s global network of accelerators in Boston, London, Jerusalem, Geneva, and Mexico City, and unrivalled access to corporate partners, entrepreneurs can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. To date, 835 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $1.1 billion and created over 6,500 jobs.
John earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2007. While at school, John won Grand Prize in the 2007 MIT $100K Business Plan Competition and received the 2007 Patrick J. McGovern Award for impact on quality and visibility of entrepreneurship at MIT.
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