Sunday, March 30, 2014

MassChallenge partners with Lightspeed, adds Microsoft/City of Boston civic prize

Although MassChallenge‘s transition from Fan Pier to Drydock Avenue is expected to be completed later this spring/early this summer, the world’s largest startup accelerator program is already making some big moves.
MassChallenge and Lightspeed MFG
MassChallenge is expanding its partnership with Lightspeed MFG, a Haverhill-based electronics manufacturing, prototyping, and repair company.
Last year, Lightspeed donated some manufacturing equipment, including 3D  printers, software, and computer equipment, to MassChallenge.
When I asked why his company decided to donate the equipment to the accelerator, Lightspeed founder Rich Breault explained, ”We came in to MassChallenge and thought it was great, but I asked them, ‘What do you guys do for hardware?’ They didn’t even have a screwdriver in the place.”
This week, Lightspeed and MassChallenge have revealed that they are going to be working more closely together in the future.

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