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Deadline Extension for Bridge to MassChallenge Benin Program

Boston – MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, and Zeleus, a Boston-based corporation, founded to empower professionals and propel entrepreneurs, today announced that they have extended the deadline for the Bridge to MassChallenge Benin program to October 31, 2022. This decision was made to include a more diverse group of entrepreneurs and founders from across industries, cities and towns in Benin.

“We are excited to extend the deadline for the Bridge to MassChallenge Benin program,” said Gildas Bah, CEO of Zeleus. “This will allow us to reach a more diverse inclusive group of entrepreneurs and founders from across industries, cities and towns in Benin. We believe that this will ultimately lead to a more robust and innovative startup ecosystem in the country.”

Top startups will be selected to participate in an intensive, 4-month program encompassing both online and in-person workshops, and select finalists will have the chance to travel to Lausanne, Switzerland and Boston, USA, to participate in week-long immersive boot camps in both MassChallenge accelerator hubs. All startups will receive Zeleus’ tailored mentoring and coaching as well as access to curriculum sessions, workshops, pitch coaching and 1:1 meetings with local and global mentors from the MassChallenge network. In addition, they’ll have access to content created by Zeleus that is specifically based on startups’ needs.

To all interested startups who have been unable to apply by the original deadline of September 30th, 2022, the Bridge to MassChallenge Benin team is pleased to announce an extension of the deadline to October 31st, 2022.

How to Apply

1. Go to this page

2. Register

3. Check your inbox and activate your account

4. Create a new startup profile

5. Apply to the Bridge to MassChallenge Benin 2022 program

6. Complete and submit your application

For all interested startups and mentors who want to learn about how they can participate or be involved, please sign up here to attend an Info Session which will be scheduled for the week of October 10,2022. More information to follow. For any questions, you can email .

About Bridge to MassChallenge

Bridge to MassChallenge strengthens innovation ecosystems and drives the creation of high-quality jobs by supporting entrepreneurs and connecting them to MassChallenge’s global network. The program collaborates with local entities to understand the potential and strategic value of their unique ecosystem, empowers them to build their own innovation communities, and connects them to global markets.

About MassChallenge

MassChallenge is the global network for innovators. Headquartered in the United States with eight locations worldwide, it is the non-profit’s mission to help bold entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo and create sustainable change. Since launching in 2009, MassChallenge has run programs in 18 countries, supported more than 3,000 startups from around the world, and awarded over $17M in equity-free cash and prizes. Learn more about MassChallenge at

About Zeleus

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Zeleus was founded with the goal of empowering professionals and propelling entrepreneurs as they work to build successful careers and businesses. Zeleus uses a combination of powerful technology and human experts to help guide professionals throughout their careers. Zeleus also trains entrepreneurs as they launch their companies so they can be well-positioned for lifelong success throughout the world.