MassChallenge and Abroad101: A Recipe for Success

Art on the wall of the MassChallenge office

Inspirational Wall Art at the MassChallenge Office

Last week, our President and Co-Founder, Mike Stone, wrote a great piece for the MassChallenge blog on how Abroad101 was born and what has helped the success we’re enjoying today. “Listen, Tweak, Repeat” he wrote, on how to build a successful business. The MassChallenge startup accelerator may not have been mentioned in that post, yet their support and assistance  has been integral to our growth. Below, Mike elaborates on how winning the first MassChallenge competition in 2010 has contributed to our progress as a company.

The following was written by Mike Stone, President and Co-Founder of Abroad101

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MassChallenge 2012 is officially open!

Governor Deval Patrick at MassChallenge 2012

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Happy Friday from Abroad101! This was an awesome week, especially because yesterday afternoon was the MassChallenge 2012 launch!  Abroad101 was a winner of the first ever MassChallenge in 2010 and we’ve been reaping the benefits ever since. Yesterday, over 200 CEOs, entreprenuers, investors, start-ups and local politicians gathered for the 3rd annual MassChallenge kickoff event and warmly welcomed in this year’s hopeful applicants. With a drumroll and a ring of the gong, MassChallenge 2012 officially opened! There was much excitement in the air and we felt lucky to have been a part of the enthusiasm.

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