RME winner of the 2011 MassChallenge business plan competition

October 21, 2011
Resolute Marine Energy was announced to be one of the 26 winning startups in the 2011 MassChallenge Startup Competition and Accelerator. The second annual $1M competition launched on March 7 and attracted 733 applications from 24 countries and 34 states. The 125 highest-impact, highest-potential startups were invited as competition finalists to participate in a 3-month accelerator providing intensive mentoring and access to free resources including office space, legal support and targeted introductions to customers and funding sources

Bert Jacobs, Founder and Chief Executive Optimist of Life is good gave a rousing keynote to a packed crowd at the Awards Ceremony. Bert said he had "three goals in speaking with this group of young pioneers. First, to have a few laughs. Second, to emphasize the important role of optimism in their work. And lastly, to encourage them to include strong social missions which will help to build their businesses and add deeper purpose to their lives." "The entrepreneurial ecosystem in Massachusett is one of the strongest in the country," said Olivier Ceberio, COO, "and winning this competition is a huge endorsement of our business vision and of our capacity to execute our roadmap. To paraphrase Mr. Jacobs, it is easy for us to keep optimistic when we are focusing on the incredible social mission to provide water where it is needed. We are very proud of being part of MassChallenge and grateful to the incredible accelerator program the MassChallenge team has put up”

MassChallenge is an non-profit organization that aims to launch the world’s largest startup competition, solely motivated to support and strengthen entrepreneurs