Sobey School News
MTEI graduates' business Ashored Innovations wins $75k USD at MassChallenge
Date Published: October 28, 2019
Aaron Stevenson, Max Poole and Ross Arsenault founded Ashored during Aaron and Ross's tenure as MTEI students.
The Sobey School is proud to congratulate alumni Ross Arsenault (BComm'17, MTEI'18) and Aaron Stevenson (MTEI'19) along with partner Max Poole (BComm'17) on their company, Ashored, being awarded a $75k USD Platinum win at the MassChallenge in Boston!<
The company was selected back in May as the sole Canadian company to enter the well-recognized accelerator program.
"Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world for zero-equity taken." - MassChallenge.org
The MassChallenge Boston program provides training, collaboration space, connections to experts and mentors and is zero cost. Cash prizes are for zero equity. This isn't Dragon's Den, this is money to drive business growth, free of obligations.
Ashored Innovations were one of 12 companies awarded on October 24. Over $1 million USD in zero-equity prizes were awarded, provided via partnerships MassChallenge has with Boeing and the International Space Station National Lab.
This competition plants another flag in the Boston startup ecosystem, which Sobey School's Venture Grade and MTEI have been making inroads into for the last several years.