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Chief Executive Officer

Department: Executive
Location: Boston, MA

We are seeking an experienced and passionate CEO to set and manage strategy at the largest, and most startup-friendly accelerator ever launched. The right candidate must have deep experience and a stellar reputation in the startup community, as well as a demonstrated ability to grow and scale an organization. In addition to setting strategy, the MassChallenge CEO will need to provide inspired leadership to our executive team, enhance and model a great company culture, and establish a transparent and sincere working relationship with the board of directors. Other primary responsibilities of the role include fundraising, inspiring and managing community stakeholders, allocating capital to priority initiatives, and general problem solving.


Primary responsibilities

  • Setting strategy and direction based on a long-term vision for the organization
  • Fundraising and managing key stakeholders
  • Building and leading the senior executive team
  • Allocating capital to the company’s priorities
  • Modeling and setting the company’s culture, values, and behaviors
  • Acting as inspirational spokesperson and public representative
  • Solving any intractable problems unresolved by other executives
  • Managing MassChallenge Global Board of Advisors and Board of Directors


Who you are / What you bring

  • Experience scaling a company or organization as CEO or Executive Director
  • Fundraising acumen
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong grasp of business strategy and finance
  • Ability to drive results and impact
  • Capacity for inspirational public speaking
  • Aptitude for collaborative problem solving
  • Positive reputation in startup community; ability to maintain key relationships
  • Passion for MassChallenge and startups


About MassChallenge 

MassChallenge is the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. No equity and not-for-profit, we are obsessed with helping entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, industries, and regions around the world. We also reward the highest-impact startups through a competition to win a portion of several million dollars in equity-free cash awards. Through our global network of accelerators in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, Texas, Rhode Island and the UK, and unrivaled access to our corporate partners, we can have a massive impact - driving growth and creating value the world over. 


Our Guiding Principles 

  • Impact Now: Think big, act big, know that you can change the world 
  • Be Genuine: Give trust and earn respect. 
  • Help Entrepreneurs Win: Startups first in every facet of our business. 
  • Team Up: Work together, empower your teammates, laugh often. 
  • Own It: Celebrate wins; embrace failures; this is how we learn together. Be at cause. 


Employment at MassChallenge is contingent upon verification of identity and eligibility to work in the country that the position is based in, based on applicable laws.


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