John Harthorne sat down today with TechCrunch at Davos 2016. And boy is he enthusiastic about startups. Harthorne is the CEO of MassChallenge, a large startup accelerator based in Boston and quickly expanding across the globe.
As Harthorne explains, MassChallenge is different from other accelerators as it does not take an equity stake in the companies that graduate from the program. MassChallenge is a non-profit — and Harthorne is apparently kosher with not becoming a billionaire like leaders of other accelerator programs. For him, it’s about making the world a better place through startups.