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Innovation Challenge Winners Offer Innovative, Marketable Ideas

Automated Controversy Detection, a startup business founded by UMass Amherst computer science 4th-year Ph.D. candidate Shiri Dori-Hacohen, earned top honors at the campus’s 2016 Innovation Challenge business plan competition. Coordinated by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, the multi-stage Challenge, in its culminating event of the year, featured six student teams.

Berthiaume Center Receives Top National Entrepreneurship Award

The US Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship Recognizes the Berthiaume Center’s achievements as an emerging entrepreneurship program.

Douglas & Diana Berthiaume Gift

"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." The Center will be the hub of a campus network of scholars, innovators and entrepreneurs, with a three-fold mission of supporting research, education and practice, all targeted at transforming ideas into business realities.