Silverside Detectors received a $50K award from MassChallenge at the Awards Ceremony, held on 30 October 2013. Silverside was one of 10 Gold Winners (selected from a field of over 1200 initial applications), coming out of the four-month accelerator program that arms early-stage companies with the resources and mentors needed to execute on their vision.
CASIS, the non-profit arm of NASA, awarded Silverside Detectors with a $75K First Prize, along with in-kind support for Silverside to place experimental detectors on the International Space Station.
An excerpt for the Boston Globe:
In addition to the MassChallenge winners, the program’s partners awarded another $525,000 in sidecar prizes. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space gave $75,000 to three companies, including Silverside Detectors, which also won $50,000 from MassChallenge and finished the night with the fattest overall purse: $125,000. Silverside makes low-cost radiation detectors designed to spot nuclear bombs in high-traffic areas like airports and subways.