Ingram Micro teams with MassChallenge to identify best B2B startup companies

Ingram Micro Inc. has announced the “Comet Competition,” an open-call, software developers´ contest funded by Ingram Micro Cloud and deployed by startup accelerator MassChallenge that is set to uncover, fund and ultimately bring to market the next wave of business-to-business software innovators, the company said.

The Comet Competition will award 12 independent software vendors (ISVs) through competitions in Boston, Austin, and Tel Aviv, Israel, with critical cash and go-to-market funds totaling more than USD 1.5 million, and will also leverage Ingram Micro Cloud´s industry position to help accelerate the adoption of these technologies within the IT and service provider channels.

The Comet Competition is the only startup challenge dedicated to helping B2B ISVs find commercial success for their technology and purpose-build for the IT channel.

MassChallenge is a not-for-profit global accelerator that focuses on supporting high-impact, early stage startups at zero cost and for zero equity. Their program has more than 1,500 alumni startups including Ginkgo Bioworks, Flywire, Localytics, and Toro. By teaming with Ingram Micro, MassChallenge is extending its efforts into the high tech industry and attracting the talent and technology of today´s emerging B2B startups.

To participate in Ingram Micro´s Comet Competition, ISV applicants will be evaluated on a number of criteria, including future vision, potential in the channel, and ecosystem readiness. Winners will be selected by a group of distinguished engineers, executives and industry influencers, and all entrants receive expert feedback. Applications are now open at apply.masschallenge.org/comet.

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MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Rhode Island, Switzerland, Texas, and the UK, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. Learn more about MassChallenge at