The world’s largest startup accelerator selects ChopChopKids for its 5th annual accelerator program.
Watertown, MA – June 20, 2014 – ChopChopKids, Inc., publisher of the award winning, non-profit ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, has been selected among 128 global finalists to advance to the MassChallenge 2014 Accelerator Program. There were over 1,600 applicants from 11 countries and 17 states, making this the most competitive class in the program’s five-year history.
“We are thrilled to be joining this incredible class of entrepreneurs," says Sally Sampson, president and founder of ChopChopKids. “We are at a critical point in ChopChop’s growth and are positioned to achieve tremendous social impact with the guidance of the MassChallenge mentors and collaboration with our fellow entrepreneurs. We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity.”
ChopChop will be among the 128 startups participating in the four-month accelerator program beginning in June. The 2014 accelerator includes high-profile speakers, mentorships and networking opportunities. The program culminates on October 29th at the MassChallenge Awards Ceremony where this year winners will receive over $1.75 million in cash awards.
The 128 startups represent a wide range of industries. 32% are in high tech, 29% are healthcare and life sciences, 17% are social impact, 14% are general, retail and consumer goods, and 8% are clean tech and energy. The complete list of finalists can be found here: http://masschallenge.org/startups/2014/finalists.
Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, is a nonprofit quarterly food magazine. Published by ChopChopKids, Inc, a 501(c)(3), ChopChop’s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. Its vision is to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. ChopChop was named the 2013 Publication of the Year by the culinary industry’s James Beard Foundation, and is the only non-profit publication to win the award. ChopChop is also the recipient of a prestigious gold award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. To learn more about ChopChop's mission, and to support the organization by subscribing to ChopChop Magazine or by donating to its cause, please visit www.chopchopmag.org. Follow ChopChop on Twitter at @ChopChopMag, on Facebook at facebook.com/ChopChopMagazine or on Pinterest at pinterest/ChopChopMag.
MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and the first to support high impact, early stage entrepreneurs with no strings attached. Over $1 million in cash prizes is awarded annually to winning startups, with zero equity taken. Additional benefits for startups include world-class mentorship and training, free office space, access to funding, legal advice, media attention, and over $10 million of in kind support. MassChallenge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All proceeds support the startups via the accelerator program. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on participating startups. To learn more about MassChallenge, visit: http://masschallenge.org/