May 23, 2016 |The MassChallenge startup accelerator has accepted 48 new startups for a special program in Jerusalem, which launched yesterday at an event in the Mahane Yehuda open air market, where the accelerator will operate. The accelerator’s 500 projects have been incorporated, 150 of which are from countries other than Israel including Turkey, Nigeria, South Korea, Cameroon, and the US. The companies accepted to the accelerator are from the high-tech industry, life sciences, social initiatives, and other fields. The entrepreneurs and companies taking part in the program will benefit from the accelerator’s work environment, training, and access to the chain’s professional partners in Israel and throughout the world. In Israel, the program will finish on October 27 with a ceremony at which prizes of up to NIS 1 million will be given to the outstanding companies.