Two D.C. Area Startups Head to Austin for First MassChallenge Texas Cohort

Written by Sam Sabin

In September, Boston-based accelerator MassChallenge announced that it was expanding to Texas, its second U.S. location.

It makes sense, looking at the growing startup communities in Austin, Houston, Dallas and everywhere in between. The idea was to bring much-needed mentorship, funding and other resources to Central Texas’ founders, and MassChallenge enlisted the help of Austin-based mentor and founder Mike Millard as managing director of MassChallenge Texas.

But the focus on Texas didn’t stop two D.C. area startups from being selected for the first cohort of 84 startups. Both Janice Omadeke of The Mentor Method and Stacie Whisonant of PYT Funds are settling into Austin this week as the first MassChallenge Texas program gets underway.

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