Brittany McDonough is the Director of Global Partnerships at MassChallenge, the world’s largest and most startup friendly accelerator. At MassChallenge, Brittany oversees strategic partnerships with international governments and institutions to support MassChallenge in achieving its mission to catalyze a global startup renaissance. Her work focuses on international expansion and launching new Bridge to MassChallenge programs globally which support the economic growth, vitality and development of innovation ecosystems.
Prior to joining MassChallenge, Brittany served in the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI) under both Governor Deval L. Patrick and Governor Charles D. Baker. At MOITI, Brittany oversaw Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and export promotion on behalf of the Commonwealth in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and served at the diplomatic liaison between the Office of the Governor and the Diplomatic Corps.
Brittany graduated from Suffolk University, where she received a B.A. in Political Science and currently serves on the young alumni board. Brittany is a 2014 Emerge Massachusetts graduate and was part of the short list for the inaugural Civic category in BostinInno’s 2015 50 on Fire awards, recognizing the most influential and change making Bostonians. Brittany remains engaged in the Boston community through various boards including Friends of the Public Garden, the Science and Technology Diplomatic Circle (S&TDC) and the UN Association of Greater Boston (UNAGB) as well as the Board of Directors of the Boston Irish Business Association (BIBA) and the ChileMass Alliance.
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