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Startup Services Resources


Mass Challenge

MassChallenge Boston’s four month accelerator program gives global entrepreneurs the resources they need with no equity taken, including:

  • 4 month accelerator program. World-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, media and more
  • $1.75M+ in Cash Awards. $10M+ in-kind support
  • Open to all. Any early-stage startup can enter, from anywhere, in any industry
  • No restrictions applied
  • Starting in 2016, Mass Challenge will also provide some RI based resources locally.

    RI Business Plan Competition

    Turning your idea into a growing business starts with a plan. The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition aims to create and foster growth companies

    in Rhode Island that will increase local employment.

    Established in 2000, the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition—supported by private businesses, investors, foundations, colleges and universities, public entities, and nonprofit organizations—today is the leading community-supported business plan competition in the Northeast.

    The Competition encourages plans for new businesses, as well as from early stage companies. An early stage, or seed stage, company typically is at the inventor stage where there is an idea, a concept, or even a product, but little or no income has been generated yet.

    See complete rules or apply online


    Social Enterprise Greenhouse

    Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impacts by supporting social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We are a network of business and community leaders who contribute time, expertise and money to create jobs and support positive change through social enterprise.

    In 2016, SEG and MedMates are partnering on a Health & Wellness Business Accelerator program. MedMates members who apply may qualify for a scholarship in the program. Please contact for more information.