Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship Selects 4 Teams to Participate in Pilot Accelerator Program this Summer

May 08, 2017
Established in 2014, the Berthiaume Center supports innovation and entrepreneurship on the UMass Amherst campus by inspiring and connecting student and faculty entrepreneurs with the skills and resources needed to transform creative ideas into realized ventures. At the culmination of its third year on campus, the center will host a pilot summer accelerator program. The UMass ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center, Entrepreneurship, innovation, students, innovation challenge

UMass Amherst Sends 16 Students to Grinspoon to Collect Spirit Awards Tonight

April 26, 2017
The Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony and Banquet 2017 will be held tonight, April 26, where 16 UMass students will be awarded “Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards.” Grinspoon’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Spirit Awards acknowledge a student's effort to date and encourages them to move forward in pursuit of their entrepreneurial work. Before the award banquet, winners of ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center, Entrepreneurship, students

FogKicker Wins VentureWell’s Open Minds Showcase for Developing Biodegradable, Non-toxic Anti-fog Solution

April 21, 2017
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Topics: innovation challenge

Innovation Challenge Celebrates Student Entrepreneurship

April 20, 2017
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Innovation Challenge Finalists: Announcing the Top 7 Ventures on Campus!

March 03, 2017
The Innovation Challenge’s twelfth year will be culminating in April after a year-long series of events where 61 total pitches have been heard and $17,000 has been awarded to ventures thus far. The Berthiaume Center received 25 competitive applications for the Semi-Final, out of which the top 7 teams of entrepreneurs on campus have been selected to compete in the Final. The ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center, Entrepreneurship, innovation, students, innovation challenge

15 Ventures to Compete for Slot in Innovation Challenge Finals

February 27, 2017
At the Innovation Challenge Semi-Final this Wednesday, March 1, judges will hear pitches from 15 teams hoping to be selected to compete in the Finals this April. Our teams consist of 30 undergraduate students and 8 PhD candidates from departments all over campus including Computer Science, Plant, Soil, and Insect Science, Management, and Civil & Environmental Engineering. Some ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center, Entrepreneurship, innovation, innovation challenge

Student Team to Explore Business Potential of Its “Fake-News” Detector

December 21, 2016
After making a splash with her student team in November at Princeton University’s HackPrinceton hackathon, Nabanita De (seen right), a UMass Amherst master’s student in Computer Science, turned to the Isenberg-based Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship for business advice. Nabanita’s project with three students from two other universities couldn’t have been timelier. In just ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center, hackumass, Entrepreneurship, innovation, students

$15,000 Given Away at Innovation Challenge Seed Pitch

December 14, 2016
The second competition of the 2016-2017 Innovation Challenge series was hosted by the Berthiaume Center on November 30. This year’s Seed Pitch saw applications from 35 teams from disciplines all over campus. The Center selected 15 teams of entrepreneurs composed of 7 PhD students, 3 Masters students, and 15 Undergraduate students to compete. This year, a panel of three judges ...Read More ❯

Innovation Challenge Kickoff Event of 2016

October 28, 2016
The Berthiaume Center was proud to host the kickoff event for this year’s Innovation Challenge, where students from Geography, Chemistry, Management, and Mechanical Engineering took home prizes. This Minute Pitch Competition boasted a greater variety of disciplines represented, an increase in number of graduate student participants, and greater quality of ideas than we have ...Read More ❯

PhD Candidate Dori-Hacohen Awarded First Place in Innovation Challenge Competition

October 13, 2016
Automated Controversy Detection $35,000 Winner The Isenberg School of Management's Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently held the 11th annual Innovation Challenge, where six teams of top student entrepreneurs competed for up to $65,000 to help launch their innovative start-ups. CICS doctoral candidate Shiri Dori-Hacohen of ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center



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