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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Entrepreneurship: Becoming a Game-Changer

This hands-on course will guide students to see that entrepreneurship is everywhere and for everyone. Students will be given frameworks to think about creating something new that solves a problem in the world, such as a product, a business, a nonprofit, or any new kind of organization.

Working in teams, students will then begin implementing their ideas. We will cover all stages of the entrepreneurial process, from gathering intel in the “real world” to pitching ideas and working with mentors to finding sources of funding. You will learn about local resources that are available to develop your enterprise, including the UMass 3D printing lab, as well as local incubators and accelerators such as Valley Venture Mentors and TechSpring in Springfield, MA.

Graduation from this course will be a demonstration of each team's solution to fellow summer program students and UMass Entrepreneurship mentors.


Students may attend this course either in person or online. 

In Person Schedule: M - F, 9am - 4pm. This course is offered at the UMass Amherst campus as a residential program. Local students may apply to attend as a commuter.

Online Schedule: Live, synchronous sessions will meet M - F 10:30am - 12:30pm (EST). Asynchronous work individually or in teams: 2:00 - 5:00pm (EST), flexible depending on the team's schedules.