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

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

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

You're Disruptive and Unreasonable - We're Here to Encourage That

April 21, 2016
Leader, risk-taker, world-changer. By the time students graduate from UMass Amherst, they probably hope to be able to use these words to describe themselves. UMass students spend their academic careers researching, inventing, generating ideas, and solving problems -- preparing for the working world. Yet many students may not describe themselves as entrepreneurs. The Berthiaume ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center

Social Entrepreneurship Day 2015

November 20, 2015
The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the inaugural UMass Amherst Social Entrepreneurship Day on November 17th featuring speakers and panelists from the Isenberg School of Management, the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Center for Public Policy and Administration, as well as experts from as far away as Stockholm, Sweden. ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center, Entrepreneurship

Fall Preview - It's Game On

September 28, 2015
We’ve been talking big about being “game changers” and becoming the hub of innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and across the region, and it’s time to step up and tell you exactly what we mean. ...Read More ❯

Topics: berthiaume center, Entrepreneurship, innovation

Meet Charlie Johnson, our new Associate Director

September 20, 2015
Welcome Charlie   ...Read More ❯

Topics: charlie johnson, berthiaume center, Entrepreneurship



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