Boston, MA, Oct 24, 2019 - JobGet today announced that it has received the Gold Award at the 2019 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony. The 2019 awards ceremony was covered by The Boston Globe
, Boston Business Journal, Bostinno
, and NECN
. As part of the award JobGet will receive a $50,000 cash prize to expand its business operations. The zero-equity cash prizes were awarded at the 2019 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony, which brought together more than 1600 members of the regional innovation community and featured a keynote address from Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder and CSO of Airbnb.
"Behind any successful company are years of hard work, lessons learned, tenacity -- and most importantly, individuals and organizations who recognize and support their vision. I know all too well from Airbnb how crucial resources like tonight’s awards are to startups, helping to turn their inspiring ideas into game-changing businesses," said Blecharczyk. "As a Boston native, I am so proud of the innovation demonstrated by award recipients, and I am grateful to MassChallenge for continuing to support this region’s thriving tech ecosystem."
Over the last four months, more than 130 startups from 5 countries and 18 US states participated in MassChallenge accelerator programs in Boston and Rhode Island where they received unrivaled access to expert mentorship, top corporate partners, co-working space, and an evidence-based curriculum all at zero cost and for zero equity. The prize winners were selected by an elite group of expert judges who assessed each of the top finalists on their potential to make long-lasting impact in their industry.
The MassChallenge Boston and Rhode Island Awards is a culminating event to recognize the groundbreaking startups in the 2019 cohorts, convene a global community of innovation leaders, and, this year, celebrate MassChallenge’s first decade of impact. Kicking off with a showcase of startups in the 2019 Boston and Rhode Island programs, the event featured onstage pitches from the top startups in each program and inspiring remarks from Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary Mike Kennealy, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, and Secretary Stefan Pryor.
Since 2009, MassChallenge has had a transformative impact on the global innovation ecosystem: now with nine accelerators across seven locations worldwide, MassChallenge annually supports more than 400 startups that are solving some of the world’s most massive challenges.
JobGet is the fastest job platform for anyone looking for a job in the retail and hospitality industry, reducing the timeline from weeks to minutes.
Getting a job shouldn’t take hours filling online applications and waiting for weeks to hear back.
We are currently working with more than 1000 employers in Boston on finding the right staff quickly, as well as helping thousands of jobseekers find their dream jobs within minutes.
JobGet is a MassChallenge startup, as well as an MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Finalist. We are looking to reshape the employment landscape for hourly employers and professionals to be instant, accessible, and efficient.
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas,
MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,900 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $4 billion in funding, generated more than $2.5 billion in revenue, and created more than 120,000 total jobs.