ArtVenue celebrated a big win yesterday at the 2011 MassChallenge Award Ceremony – a $50,000.00 grant! Last April marked our humble beginning, last night marked a hard-earned milestone. The whole team was there except for our third cofounder, Jesse Rankin. We would like to thank our supporters, and to our mentors Mike Salguero, David Bannard, Victoria Song, and Desmond Pieri, a tremendous thanks from the ArtVenue team. Additional thanks to Gus Weber and Phil Holberton for helping us with our pitch throughout the competition.
Here is a photo re-cap of the event and celebrations that ensued!
Happy celebrating and art’ing, friends!
We’ve been selected as a finalist in the 2011 MassChallenge Startup Competition!
Thanks to all of our supporters who voted for us and everyone who endorsed us! We couldn’t have done it with out you.
What is MassChallenge?
The MassChallenge competition this year involved 750 teams across many different sectors. Experts from the Massachusetts ecosystem will identify the highest potential startups, which will receive cash prizes and will qualify for privileged access to funding sources from across Massachusetts. The exact number and amount of prizes will depend on the judges, but we expect 15-20 prizes of $50K-100K, totaling $1million of prize money.
View our ArtVenue MassChallenge Profile
At the end of the month we will be moving into the MassChallenge offices and start our time in the 3 month accelerator program. Feel free to stop by and say hi!
Our new digs: