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

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


April 19, 2016
Automated Controversy Detection, a startup business founded by UMass Amherst computer science 4th-year Ph.D. candidate Shiri Dori-Hacohen, earned top honors of $35,000 in seed money on April 7th at the campus’s 2016 Innovation Challenge business plan competition. Coordinated by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, an Isenberg-based initiative that promotes ...Read More ❯

Topics: innovation

Innovation Challenge Awards Seed Funding to Seven UMass Ventures

December 16, 2015
The UMass Innovation Challenge continued on Wednesday, December 2 with the Seed Pitch Competition. The panel of six judges awarded $10,500 in seed funding to ventures that had the most promise for future development. All 12 teams were eligible for some level of funding, with an event cap of $15K. ...Read More ❯

Topics: innovation, students

Innovation Challenge Minute Pitch 2015: Real Money for Real Ideas

November 15, 2015
The University of Massachusetts Innovation Challenge MinutePitch Competition was held on October 28, 2015. At the event, more than 50 campus entrepreneurs and innovators participated in the UMass Amherst Innovation Challenge MinutePitch Competition. Thirty-six teams pitched their ideas to a panel of judges, and after three rounds, three teams emerged victorious. The first ...Read More ❯

Topics: innovation

Innovation All Weekend Long

November 06, 2015
HackUMass ran on October 23-25, 2015. The Bertiaume Center was there, supporting and celebrating UMass entrepreneurship and giving away prizes for game changing innovations. ...Read More ❯

Topics: hackumass, innovation

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



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