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Become An Entrepreneur

Be Your Own Boss

Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching, and running a new business.1

Entrepreneurs

  • develop valuable experience and skills, both technical and non-technical
  • have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the local economy

 

The Pioneer Valley is developing a reputation for inclusive innovation, in part due to the significant talent pool from the colleges and universities.

 

UMass Resources for the Curious

Ventures @ CICS: Program providing information, advice, and support to the CICS community. Appointments available with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) to provide advice on ideas.

Berthiaume Institute: Hack UMass, business and entrepreneurship courses, Isenberg fellows (MBAs) social events

ACM: "Idea Jams", networking with technical talent

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): MIE Innovation Makerspace

Maker Space: Engineering and Computer Science (coming soon!)

Hackathons: HackUMass, Major League Hacking

Courses: Cross Campus Entrepreneurship Courses, Udemy, edX, Coursera

Books & Articles: Talking to Humans; The Startup Checklist; "Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything"; Disciplined Entrepreneurship

 

UMass Resources to Advance your Idea

Ventures @ CICS: Program providing information, advice, and support to the CICS community. Appointments available with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) to offer ongoing advice on ideas.

Berthiaume Institute: Innovation Challenge, new venture advising - Isenberg IALS Innovation Fellows Program can provide business plan support

Funding: Innovation Challenge; Maroon Venture Partners Fund (Early investment in UMass Amherst companies); President's Fund - Early investment in companies from the five campuses

Technology Transfer Office: "Envisioning Process" covering nuts-and-bolts of starting a company: IP advice, options and licenses for UMA patents, copyrights.

Digital Media Lab: Green room, sound rooms, AV equipment loans, 3D printing.

Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS): Company lease of co-laboratory space, use of 30 core research centers

 

CICS Careers and Ventures @ CICS collaborate to offer students many opportunities and resources to explore entrepreneurship. Let us know you are interested!