MassChallenge has named the top 26 startups of its Boston startup accelerator that will compete for a total of $1.5 million in equity-free prizes.
Per usual, the list includes some familiar faces for BostInno readers, including Athletes of Valor, which we first covered in 2016. Readers may also recognize OffGridBox and Voatz, which both went through the Techstars Boston accelerator earlier this year.
The 26 startups — which span from high tech and consumer goods to healthcare and social impact — were chosen out of 128 startups that have been working out of MassChallenge’s Seaport space since May. The winners will be announced at the accelerator’s awards gala on November 2 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where WeWork CEO and co-founder Adam Neumann will be the keynote speaker.
Here are MassChallenge’s top 26 startups (descriptions provided by MassChallenge):
Ghamut — Massachusetts — Introduces Connect, a social-networking service that helps users build new platonic relationships, face-to-face.