About Us

The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at UMass Amherst supports Innovation and Entrepreneurship efforts on campus, in the Pioneer Valley, and throughout the Commonwealth. 

Our Mission

The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship is central to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation across the UMass Amherst campus throughout the region and state.

The Center is the central hub of a cross-campus network of scholars, innovators, and entrepreneurs, with a three-fold mission of supporting research, education, and practice, all targeted at facilitating the transformation of ideas into business realities as we assist innovators on their entrepreneurial journey.

Our Vision

Our vision is reflected in the aspirations we have set for it. We believe the Center will play a key role in continuing to elevate the reputation of the UMass Amherst campus. Further, with deliberative strategy and implementation, we believe this Center can facilitate a top 20 U.S. News and World Report ranking for entrepreneurship programs within 5 years once the infrastructure is in place.


Berthiaume Gift

In 2014, the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship was established thanks to the generous financial support of Diana and Doug Berthiaume. "I have seen firsthand how great research, a committed faculty and private partnerships give students a richer learning environment. Diana and I look forward to seeing the impact this new center will have across the university." - Doug Berthiaume