Opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity
Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at UMass
Organizes entrepreneurship networking events and competitions to provide an excellent opportunity to hone a business model, improve presentation and pitch skills and generate funding and prize money for a new venture.
Draper Competition For Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs
An annual competition designed to hone the skills that undergraduate women need to advance through the process from idea to venture creation.
Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative
Encourages entrepreneurial activity in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts by fostering an educational environment among participating colleges and universities that informs, supports, and inspires students, and by recognizing and awarding students who display entrepreneurial spirit.
IBECC: The International Business Ethics Case Competition
A “business presentation” competition in which teams of 3 – 5 students prepare a presentation to explain the legal, financial and ethical dimensions of a problem and recommend a solution.
A private foundation that works with entrepreneurs to empower them with tools and resources, and work to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses.
A flexible course designed to support entrepreneurs as they start a business and begin their journey.
Valley Venture Mentors
A nonprofit dedicated to achieving transformational growth for startups and changing the face of the economy in Western Massachusetts by providing expertise and funding through mentorship and accelerator programs.
- Venture Well
A visionary group that works directly with a variety of early-stage innovators to help them bring ideas to market through workshops and training, coaching and mentoring, funding and awards.