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MassChallenge entrepreneurs brace to compete

With boot camp over, cash awards to be won

Julie Tittler feels most at home in front of a computer, writing code, so she was out of her comfort zone Tuesday morning at a podium in front of more than 100 people, practicing the pitch she will make to prospective investors in her life sciences start-up, MoFin Technologies.

“I’m the consummate engineer, but I’m not necessarily a people person,” Tittler said after surviving five days of business “boot camp” run by MassChallenge Inc. The four-year-old Boston nonprofit aims to accelerate growth of young businesses by introducing them to mentors and prospective investors and by offering cash awards.

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