In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Kendall Square Challenge. We are very disappointed to cancel this cherished team-based event but you can be sure we will orchestrate a fantastic large-scale event for the community when we can all safely connect in person again!

For additional questions please email Carolyn Willander at

The Kendall Square Association invites you to become a sponsor of the THIRD annual Kendall Square 
Challenge to grow your network with companies from the most innovative square mile on the planet.

800+ Participants

60+ Competing Companies

40+ Physical, Intellectual and Community-based Missions

6+ Local Non-Profits (Click here to review!)

The Kendall Square Challenge heightens connectivity among the hottest life science and tech companies as teams spend an afternoon competing in physical, intellectual, and community-based missions across Kendall Square. 

The three teams that earn the most points in the Challenge will donate a portion of the money raised to a participating nonprofit of their choice.


This annual event reflects the interconnectedness, creativity, and competitive spirit of the Kendall Square community.

If you are interested in sponsoring or participating, please contact

C.A. Webb at






1:00PM - 2:00PM

Warm Up & Kick Off!

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Challenge throughout the

Kendall Square area

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Competition Block Party

Day of The Event



1) How to Register

Team captains register and create a team name and password to share with their teammates (max 10 per team). Each team member can then click to register and Join a Team.

A special breakfast for team captains will be held with further instructions.

2) Choose a Cause

Choose one of our partnering local nonprofits as your Challenge partner. 


Member early bird: $1,200

Member normal: $1,500

Non-member early bird: $1,800

Non-member normal: $2,000

3) Team Fundraising

This year, teams can raise funds for their nonprofit partner. You will be encouraged to "Make a Donation" to contribute an additional amount. We don't want to give away any hints but this may give you a head start on points!

4) Prizes

Your team competes in a variety of intellectual, physical, and community service missions. The top 3 finishing teams will get to present a check to their nonprofit partner, and the winning team will lift the Kendall Square Cup!

Are you a startup or non-profit who would like to participate in the Challenge?

Please email Carolyn Willander at carolyn@kendall for more information.

Non-Profits: 501c(3) or 501c(6) organizations with budgets under $1M

Start-ups:  Fewer than 3 years old with 30 or fewer employees

10 team registrations available for non-KSA members.

Interested in volunteering at the Kendall Square Challenge?
Contact Valentine Philpott at

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring Kendall Square Challenge?
Email C.A. Webb at

About KSA

The Kendall Square Association was founded 11 years ago by a group of leaders who understood that alone we go faster, but together we go further. 100 years ago Kendall was a beat-up industrial yard, and today it is the most innovative square mile on the planet. Kendall companies are solving today’s problems with the technology and science of tomorrow.


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