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The Massiah Foundation

The Massiah Foundation was established to provide charitable financial support to outstanding organizations with the potential to improve the future of humanity.


About MEPC 

The world today is faced with many challenges in a wide-ranging set of domains ranging from energy, health, safety, education, and our environment. Fortunately, there is no doubt that many of these challenges will be addressed and overcome by inspired engineering innovators that turn seedling ideas and research into real products, companies, and solutions. read more



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2015-16 Information

Receive $2,500+ Mini NSF I-corps Grant
Get biz/venture mentors 
Startup boot-camp sessions
$50K Grand Prize

2015-16 Information Session

Friday Sept 11th, 2pm-3:30pm, EEB 248







MEPC 2015-2016 Key Dates (Preliminary)

  • Application Deadline, October 11, 2015
  • Kick-off Event, November 17, 2015
  • Biz-Plan Submission, TBD
  • Semi-Finals, TBD
  • Finals, April 5, 2016
  • Viterbi Awards, April 20, 2016

MEPC Past Winners


Opportunities for Teams

Fariborz Maseeh

The Massiah Foundation's founder and president, Fariborz Maseeh is at heart both a scientist and an entrepreneur. His undergraduate and graduate studies in the fields of mechanical engineering and applied mathematics inspired him to pursue the field of micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS).

In 1991 he founded IntelliSense with the vision to reduce the time and expense of creating next-generation MEMS devices that had broad industrial and humanitarian applications---from airplane landing gear to pace makers read more