MassChallenge 2015 – Becoming One Of Boston’s Best
Now, MeetCaregivers will join 128 Boston finalists selected from over 1,600 applicants for the MassChallenge 2015 accelerator program this summer. We will have access to expert mentors and industry resources during this four-month program as part of Boston’s robust startup community.
MeetCaregivers is a Newton, Massachusetts-based startup. Since the beginning, we have worked to help families find affordable caregivers for their aging loved ones. Additionally, our services are up to 50% less than the cost of traditional agencies.
During this year’s event, finalists will compete for more than $1.75 million in cash awards and more than $10 million in-kind support. Florence Furaha, Meetcaregivers CEO, says of this opportunity,
“We are excited to have been selected to participate in MassChallenge 2015. We are ready to scale and are confident that participating in MassChallenge will help us gain the contacts, visibility, and support we need to grow the business and help more seniors age at home.”
As one of 28 startups selected for Boston’s “social impact” category, we strive to make aging in place more accessible and more affordable for Boston’s elders. We want seniors to live their golden years in the comfort of home rather than move to an assisted living facility or nursing home.
In addition, we aim to support caregivers by helping them find independent work assignments and earn better wages than a traditional home healthcare agency.
We use online and video technology to help families safely find and connect with qualified caregivers while costing up to 50% less than traditional agencies.
On our website, you can view one-to-three-minute long videos where local caregivers talk about their experience, skills, background, and availability. These clips can help you get to know each caregiver before scheduling an interview.
Hiring a caregiver through MeetCaregivers is more straightforward and safer than job boards like Craigslist or Care.com. That’s because we pre-screen each candidate and handle payments and insurance. So now you can worry less and not have to deal with the complexities of self-directed home care.
MassChallenge runs startup accelerators designed to catalyze a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed.
This event is open to every early-stage startup, regardless of industry or country. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on the startups it supports.
MassChallenge has programs in Boston, Israel, and the UK. They provide entrepreneurs with mentorship, office space, education, and access to a vast network. Moreover, they offer many other resources throughout the four-month acceleration program.
MassChallenge awards over $1.75 million in non-dilutive grants to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and potential. MassChallenge relies on funding from corporate, public, and foundation partners as a nonprofit organization.
To date, the 617 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $950 million in funding, generated $486 million in revenue, and created 5,104 jobs. For more information, visit MassChallenge.org.
MeetCaregivers Is Proud To Join MassChallenge 2015
Are you interested in working with us or finding care for a loved one? If so, we can help! Call 1-888-541-1136 or e-mail info@Meetcaregivers.com.
Do you need more information about home health care, our process, or aging in place? Then check out our blog!