Following a sublime second round pitch made by Stu on borrowed shoes and less than 5 hours of sleep, Texifter moved into the finals of the MassChallenge. This afternoon, MassChallenge revealed the 125 finalists, 46 of which are high-tech companies, after a journey of 4 months, beginning with a simple application in February. The competition, fresh off a mention by President Obama in the State of the Union, called for entrants in late January. The organization fielded applications from over 30 states and foreign countries, totaling more than 1300 start-ups.
The remaining start-ups will compete for 1 million dollars in funding and all will have the ability to take advantage of office space in the accelerator, located at One Marina Park on the Fan Pier in Boston, MA. The accelerator will commence at the end of June, with a week long boot camp for start-up team members. Throughout the summer, MassChallenge will engage start-ups through information sessions and expert mentors.
This development comes at a busy time for Texifter, which has been making rounds in the local angel scene, most recently coming off a successful second round meeting with LaunchPad Angel Group. Over the summer, Texifter will continue rapid development and outreach, growing the client list, speaking at conferences, and developing new features for the platform. If you have any questions about Texifter and DiscoverText, please feel free to reach me at joe@discovertext.