Candorful (formerly known as ShortList) Selected for MassChallenge Boston 2018 Accelerator

Candorful joins global network of startups

May 29, 2018Candorful, a nonprofit startup that pairs transitioning military and other at-risk populations with experienced interview coaches for live video job interview practice, announced that it has been invited to participate in the 2018 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. Selected from more than 1,600 promising startups across industries and regions around the world, Candorful will join the most competitive cohort to date.
“MassChallenge will give us the ability to scale faster and help more and more transitioning military as they prepare to pursue civilian careers. We are excited beyond words for this opportunity and very grateful to MassChallenge.â€
Pat Hubbell

Candorful Co-Founder

“Our acceptance into MassChallenge is a validation of our efforts and our progress. It will also provide us with the opportunity to take Candorful to the next level.â€
Pete Sukits

Candorful Co-Founder

As part of the 2018 cohort, Candorful will have unrivaled access to top corporate partners, expert mentorship, tailored curriculum, scholarship opportunities, and more than 26,000 square-feet of co-working space in the Innovation and Design Building – all at zero cost and for zero equity. At the culmination of the four-month program, Candorful will also have a chance to compete for shares of $1.5M in cash prizes at the MassChallenge Awards on Oct. 17.

Pete Sukits and Pat Hubbell, Candorful Cofounders, state, “At Candorful we know firsthand the difficulties of the military transition and job search. Service Members need to translate their experiences and skills – with confidence – to launch their career.

Our mock interviews prepare transitioning military, veterans, military spouses and others at-risk to make an impactful first impression, so they can Nail That Interview.

With an Interview Coaching Team of 25 experienced professionals from around the country we are poised to help transitioning military, and others, from anywhere, at any time, via live face-to-face video practice interviews.

MassChallenge provides Candorful, a non-profit organization, with a unique opportunity to gear up for scaling and fundraising so that we can help as many transitioning military as possible.â€

Cofounders Pete Sukits, former US Army Captain, and Pat Hubbell bring together the right package to make Candorful the go-to skill building experience.


Mass Challenge Press Release
About MassChallenge 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 early stage startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,500 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated over $2 billion in revenue, and created over 80,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at

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