The Western Massachusetts Health Technology Challenge will accelerate up to eight early-stage companies operating in Berkshire Franklin, Hampden or Hampshire Counties. Finalists will participate in acceleration workshops, work with expert mentors, and pitch their concepts at a final pitch event on March 3, 2023. Expert judges will award a $50,000 Innovation Grant to the top team, and a $25,000 Innovation Grant to the runner-up.
The challenge is funded in part by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, an economic development investment agency dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the life sciences in Massachusetts.
Institute for Applied Life Sciences - University of Massachusetts Amherst | Life Science Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Rd, Amherst, MA 01003
The Berkshire Innovation Center (Pittsfield) is offering a one-year full membership at the BIC at no charge to the winner of the challenge ($2500 value for startups). Members get access to BIC equipment and facilities at heavily discounted prices.BIC Equipment List >
The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (UMass Amherst) also has these facilities available for finalists.Learn more >
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