Sponsor the UMass Innovation Challenge

The Innovation Challenge is the flagship business plan competition of the University of Massachusetts. Contributing to the UMass Innovation Challenge is a rewarding opportunity that allows you to directly inspire and encourage the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs while supporting the development of their new ventures.

Benefits of sponsorship:

  • Build relationships with exceptional UMass students and faculty
  • Connect with like-minded sponsors by working together to assess and mentor student teams
  • Demonstrate expertise in and support for innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Gain satisfaction by mentoring next generation innovators

For more information on opportunities to become a sponsor of the UMass Innovation Challenge, please contact Heather Demers at (413)577-0231 or demers@ecs.umass.edu

Sponsor Testimonials

Photo of Edmund WalshEdmund Walsh, Shareholder
Wolf Greenfield, Founding Platinum Sponsor of the UMass IC

"As specialists in intellectual property, we are heavily invested in fostering innovation in the Commonwealth.  We are pleased to be able to work with this talented group of innovators."

Photo of Michael MahoneyMichael Mahoney, Manager, Corporate External Venturing
Saint-Gobain, Platinum Sponsor of the UMass IC

"We are very happy to be a sponsor of the Innovation Challenge. The competition challenges students to take their book learning and exercise it in a real world application. It’s so much more than you could ever find in a course, and gives participants an edge in the job market."

Campus Partners

College of Engineering

Isenberg School of Management

The College of Natural Sciences

UMII: The UMass Innovation Institute