UMass Innovation Challenge MinutePitch Competition

October 17, 2012



Isenberg 210 (wheelchair accessible)


Heather Demers, (413) 577-0231,

Event Website

Teams of 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 teams, vote and network!  Want to compete?  Visit for the details.


The UMass MinutePitch is a new event hosted by the UMass Innovation Challenge. It is specifically 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. That said the experience will be invaluable if you choose to fine-tune your idea and enter the Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch Competition this Fall 2012.


The UMass cosponsors of the Innovation Challenge are 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; Cantor Colburn LLP; CISCO; Raytheon; SciDose; Vistagy; Stephen Dunne '89; Provenance Venture Partners; Michael Tunstall '82, and Karen Lauter Utgoff Consulting is gratefully acknowledged.