foundingAustin’s Up and Comers


MassChallenge Texas

Season 1, Ep. 3

This week FoundingAustin Up and Comers is exploring the world of Austin-based accelerators, starting with MassChallenge Texas. Heather sits down with Mike Millard, managing director, and Dana Rygwelski, director of Communications + Ecosystem to learn more about MassChallange and what they are hoping to bring to Texas. MassChallenge Texas is the second domestic and sixth international location in MassChallenge’s global network. The region launched in 2018 in Austin, Texas and accelerated 84 companies from 5 continents, 11 countries, and 5 major Texas cities. 

Guests: Mike Millard and Dana Rygwelski -

Host: Heather Wagner Reed -

Producer: Myrriah Gossett

Audio Engineer: Jake Wallace

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"Son of a Rocket" by Kevin MacLeod (

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