[nfbwatlk] [Wcb-l] FW: Applications for MassChallenge 2013 now available!

debby phillips semisweetdebby at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 20:31:07 CST 2013


This is cool.  It would be great to see someone from NFB get this 
prize.  (Grin).    Debby

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Subject: [Wcb-l] FW: Applications for MassChallenge 2013 now 
available!
Date sent: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:54:07 -0800

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From: Steven M.  Rothstein [mailto:Get-Involved at Perkins.org]
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2013 1:28 PM
To: cjferg at charter.net
Subject: Applications for MassChallenge 2013 now available!





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Calling all inventors and entrepreneurs:
It's time to apply for MassChallenge 2013!


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Dear Joleen,

Are you or someone you know an inventor or entrepreneur? Do you 
have a low-
or high-tech solution that will significantly enhance the quality 
of life
for individuals with disabilities?

You do? Great! Then Perkins wants you.

The Perkins Assistive Technology Prize provides $25,000 in grants 
to
entrepreneurs around the world whose products or services focus 
on improving
opportunities and quality of life for people with disabilities.  
It's part of
MassChallenge 2013 and aims to promote Perkins' mission to 
empower
individuals with disabilities to reach their personal potential.

Do we have your attention yet?

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Last year's
two award recipients included
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Plen-Optika, a
company that has created a a low-cost handheld device that 
prescribes
glasses with a click of a button, vastly increasing the number of 
people who
can be served by optometrists, and
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G.R.I.T., whose
novel wheelchair design is made from affordable bicycle parts and 
offers
people with disabilities unparalleled mobility on rough terrain.  
If ideas
like this spark your interest, we strongly encourage you to 
apply!

The early bird application deadline is March 6, 2013.  All other 
entrants
must apply by April 3, 2013.

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MassChallenge is the largest-ever startup accelerator and 
competition, and
the first to support high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs with 
no strings
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Benefits for startups include:

3 month accelerator program.  World-class mentorship and 
training, free
office space, access to funding, legal advice, cofounders, media 
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$1M in Cash Awards.  $4M+ in-kind support.

Open to all.  Any startup can enter, from anywhere, in any 
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No equity taken.  No restrictions applied.

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