MassChallenge Rhode Island

Launched in 2018, MassChallenge Rhode Island connects entrepreneurs to a powerful community of resources and support in Rhode Island and regional opportunities in Boston, in addition to our global network of leading corporate partners, policymakers, and innovation leaders. We are committed to supporting and inspiring the next best innovations that will reshape our world. 

Program Benefits

  • Unique programming tailored to support early-stage startups in Rhode Island
  • Up to $100,000 in cash prizes
  • Global network of corporate and government partners
  • Strong base of mentors and experts
  • Opportunity to connect regionally via the MassChallenge Boston ecosystem
  • Four months of free office space in the heart of the Innovation and Design district at the CIC Providence
  • Introductions to top corporate mentors and partners


Applications Open

29 January 2020

Applications Close

11 March 2020


April - May 2020

Finalist Announcement

28 May 2020

Accelerator Program

June - October 2020

MassChallenge Boston & Rhode Island Awards

22 October 2020

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