UMass Innovation Challenge Fall MinutePitch Event

Event Details

October 29, 2013
5:30 pm

Isenberg School of Management

Room: Flavin Auditorium

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Heather Demers

Aspiring entrepreneurs will be given 60 seconds to pitch their business ideas without the use of slides or prototypes to an audience and panel of judges.

Participants will be eligible to win a first place prize of $1,000, second place prize of $750, or third place prize of $500. In addition to the three placement prizes, participants are also eligible to win a $250 award based on audience votes.

Come watch, cheer-on  the teams, vote, and network!  

The UMass MinutePitch is hosted by the UMass Innovation Challenge and designed to provide a first step for students thinking about a novel business idea, and who are looking for feedback, teammates and mentors. Participation in the UMass MinutePitch is not required in order to compete in other Innovation Challenge contests. 

The UMass Innovation Challenge campus partners are the College of Engineering, the College of Natural Sciences, the Isenberg School of Management and the UMass Innovation Institute.  Financial support from Eugene M and Ronnie Isenberg; Wolf Greenfield; Saint-Gobain; The Robert and Sandra Glass Innovation Fund; Cantor Colburn LLP; CISCO; Steven Luby '84, '86MS; Raytheon; an anonymous faculty donor; Saul Ewing; William Firestone '78;  Stephen Dunne ‘89; Provenance Venture Partners; Eric Janszen '04 , and Karen Lauter Utgoff Consulting is gratefully acknowledged.


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By Air
Bradley International Airport (Hartford/Springfield) is 45 miles south of the University; 
Logan International Airport (Boston) is 90 miles to the east. Valley Transporter (800-872-8752) provides transportation service from both airports to Amherst.

By Bus
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Peter Pan Bus Lines (800-343-9999) serves Amherst. 
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