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

Buzz Builder Workshop Series #3: Social Media Strategy

April 04, 2016
The Berthiaume Center is excited to offer students the opportunity to participate in a series of workshops to help improve their skillsets for their business or venture. These workshops will be run by the Berthiaume Center’s Buzz Builders, a group of student interns that act as our student-run ad agency. ...Read More ❯

Topics: Entrepreneurship

UMass Entrepreneurship is Best of Class

February 03, 2016
The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship has been named the 2016 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurs (USASBE). The award, announced at the annual conference in San Diego in January, recognizes the innovation and impact of new entrepreneurship programs. UMass Amherst joins previous winners like ...Read More ❯

Topics: Entrepreneurship

UMass on the Map for Entrepreneurial Education

December 21, 2015
We are excited to announce that the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s ( USASBE) Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program Award. We are changing the entrepreneurship game on campus and the USASBE nomination confirms this. The award recognizes outstanding ...Read More ❯

Topics: Entrepreneurship

Student Game Changer Profile: Gina Semensi ‘16

November 23, 2015
Some of us return from trips abroad with photos and a few good stories of our experiences. This week’s Student Game Changer returned from her semester abroad with a readiness to change the world.  ...Read More ❯

Topics: Entrepreneurship, students

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



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