MassChallenge names 128 startups for 2014 program (full list)

Grove Labs founders Jamie Byron (left) and Gabe Blanchet. (Photo by Kyle Alspach.)
Grove Labs founders Jamie Byron (left) and Gabe Blanchet. (Photo by Kyle Alspach.)

MassChallenge has named the 128 startups that will take part in the 2014 accelerator program this summer.

The teams, which don’t have to give up any equity to take part, receive four months of space in South Boston starting in June along with access to mentors. The companies also compete for $1.75 million in prize money that’s given out at the end of the program.

The program aims to take early-stage startups and turn them into real businesses, and has been credited with giving a major boost to the local startup economy since launching in 2010.

Some of the companies familiar to us in the 2014 class include Grove Labs (home hydroponics and aquaponics for veggie growing), Liberty Teller (distributor of an ATM-like bitcoin machine), Artisan’s Asylum (a nonprofit maker space in Somerville), and Disease Diagnostic Group (maker of a malaria diagnosis device, which just won the MIT $100K).

Thirty of the teams come from outside the United States, including 10 from Israel, while 71 come from Massachusetts.

Here’s the full (and sortable) list:

Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston.
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