What is a MassChallenge Expert?

MassChallenge experts are seasoned industry leaders who share their time, experience, and deep knowledge base to help startups grow. Experts support startups as mentors, judges, and/or speakers:


Judges help select which promising startups enter the accelerator by participating in virtual or in-person judging rounds


Mentors work with startups through individualized advising, office hours (in-person or virtual), and tailored events throughout the accelerator


Speakers provide formal training, workshops, or info sessions on specific areas of expertise during the accelerator


Experts support startups in different roles and in different capacities throughout the accelerator

Become an Expert

Becoming a part of MassChallenge's expert pool is a unique opportunity to advise early-stage companies, contribute to the global innovation ecosystem, and network with other high-profile experts across industries.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Entrepreneurs with a demonstrated track record of success
  • Industry-specific professionals or investors with significant early-stage or industry experience
  • General business professionals with significant management experience
  • Technical Experts & University Experts with specific, topical expertise or academic credentials relevant to their field


MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.