Worcester, MA, May 15, 2019 – Multiscale Systems, Inc., an advanced materials firm commercializing mechanical metamaterials, today announced that it was selected to participate in the 2019 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. Rigorously selected by a community of close to 200 expert judges, Multiscale Systems, Inc. represents the top 9% of applications from around the world, including 61 countries and 25 U.S. states.
Through a global network of zero-equity accelerators, MassChallenge identifies the world’s highest-impact, highest-potential startups and helps them successfully launch and grow. As part of the 2019 cohort, Multiscale Systems, Inc. will have unrivaled access to expert mentorship, top corporate partners, and more than 20,000 square-feet of co-working space – all at zero cost and for zero equity. Multiscale Systems, Inc. will also engage in evidence-based curriculum, which has been designed to address key challenges throughout each phase of the early-stage lifecycle, including discovery, development, deployment, and distribution. At the close of the program, startups will compete for more than $1M in cash prizes at the 2019 MassChallenge Boston Awards held on October 24, 2019.
Dr. Jesse Silverberg, Multiscale Systems, Inc.’s founder responded to the news today: “We are thrilled to be accepted into the MassChallenge program where we – a group of science and engineering wonks – will be able to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies. As part of the generation that grew up in the aftermath of the global economic collapse, our measure of success is the number of high-quality jobs we can provide for our community here in central Mass.”
Multiscale Systems, Inc. is making their name as first-movers in an emerging new area of material science. Their mechanical metamaterial technology endows conventional materials with enhanced properties, making them lighter, stronger, multi-functional, and failure-resistant.
MassChallenge is the second competition this year-old startup has gained traction with. Late in 2018, the team competed and received Phase I/II awards at the US Army’s xTechSearch competition, which awarded the team seed funds to purchase essential manufacturing equipment. “This early success with xTechSearch was essential for a strong application to MassChallenge,” said Dr. Silverberg, “As we move ahead, we are excited to be building on a strong foundation and with the support of so many advocates.”
About MassChallenge: 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.
To learn more about Multiscale Systems, Inc., its team, and its technology, visit: multiscalesystems.com
Updated July 15, 2020 to update outdated link.