Amplyus and miniPCR selected as a finalist in the MassChallenge Accelerator & Startup Competition


Today we found out that our company Amplyus has been selected to join the 2014 MassChallenge Accelerator program. We are excited, humbled, and grateful at this honor. Excited because this represents a unique opportunity to keep growing this project that brings DNA technology to many more people in more places. Humbled by the amazing fellow entrepreneurs, mentors, and advisors that will surround us during this program. And grateful that so many miniPCR users, supporters, and partners have helped us get to this point in building this project. Huge thanks to all.

MassChallenge recognizes young companies that solve major global challenges by awarding over $1.7M in cash grants and providing training, mentoring, and support from experts, as well as the use of their brand new office space located on the waterfront in the Boston Innovation District. In 2014, the finalists were selected among more than 1,600 global applicants making it the most competitive program to date. It is an honor to be selected among such high-impact startups and to be acknowledged for our ongoing efforts to make DNA analysis technology more accessible.

The official announcement can be found here. And take a peek at the impressive peers that we’ll be joining at MassChallenge this summer. Additional coverage on the announcement and event can be found here and here.

Zeke and Sebastian displaying miniPCR at MassChallenge

Zeke and Sebastian displaying miniPCR at MassChallenge

miniPCR among MassChallenge 2014 finalists

miniPCR among MassChallenge 2014 finalists