Have you ever thought you wanted to be part of a start-up business? Come to this event to meet like-minded individuals and to learn about the UMass Innovation Challenge (UMass IC)...a business plan competition that awards over $60K annually for plans coming from students and recent alumni. We also provide coaching and mentoring to help you make your business a reality.
Share ideas and skills to connect with possible teammates. Hear from past winners who are building their businesses. Learn how you can take a novel idea and enter the Innovation Challenge this Fall and/or Spring. We will also be kicking-off our newest UMass IC event...the MinutePitch!
UMass Amherst undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni who have received a degree in the last three years are strongly encouraged to attend and compete. No matter how far you are in the thought process, or what area of study you come from, we invite you to explore the opportunities afforded by this great competition.
The UMass co-sponsors of the Innovation Challenge are the College of Engineering; College of Natural Sciences; Isenberg School of Management; and UMass Innovation Institute. Financial support from Eugene M and Ronnie Isenberg, Wolf Greenfield; Saint-Gobain; Cantor Colburn LLP; CISCO; Raytheon; Saul Ewing LLP; Vistagy; Stephen Dunne ‘89; Provenance Venture Partners; Michael Tunstall ’82, and Karen Lauter Utgoff Consulting is gratefully acknowledged.
When & Where
UMass Innovation Challenge
Visit us at www.umass.edu/innovation
Be sure to join us on September 24, 2012 for UMass IC Idea to Innovation: Getting Started
Reading Room, Campus Center Concourse, 5:00pm
Do you have a great idea that could solve a problem, overcome an everyday challenge, or change the world? Do you have an invention that you want to commercialize? Join us for an overview of the steps involved in translating ideas and inventions into innovations that change the way people work, play and live.