On Thursday evening, Veripad took home $50,000 at MassChallenge’s annual awards ceremony in Boston. They competed with 127 other startups from around the country to earn a spot in the accelerator’s Top 26, and were eventually selected as one of 16 startups to receive a piece of MassChallenge’s $1 million cash prize.
Veripad has come a long way form their start at the Zahn Center. After winning the 2016 Zahn Social Impact Prize, and completing our Accelerator Program, Veripad learned more about how to reach their customers in the Google Adopt-a-Startup program. From there, they joined the Merck Accelerator in Kenya, and conducted a pilot study with the Kenyan government in January 2017. After, the team went on to the Philippines to conduct another pilot with Americares.
MassChallenge is a non-profit organization with a mission to help startups win without taking equity. They envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact. MassChallenge is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs across any industry. The accelerator awards over $2M in equity-free cash prizes globally every year – all to help high-impact and high-potential startups win. We’re so happy that Veripad could be part of such an amazing organization.
To read more about MassChallenge’s Boston awards and the other startups that won, check out the press release here.