Maroon Venture Partners Fund I, LP is a for-profit venture fund that invests in early stage companies linked to UMass Amherst. Our investments are typically in the range of $50,000 to $200,000 and are often a venture’s initial outside equity funding. Our broader goal is to foster the growing spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the UMass Amherst community.
The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship is about teaching, mentoring, connecting, and making the resources of the Commonwealth's largest university available to you.
In early 2014 the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management 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 Berthaiume
During the past two years we have designed an exciting array of programs and events worthy of the Berthiaume's vision and confidence. This is just the beginning. We will be continuously building relationships and capabilities all targeted at best practice, and the goal of becoming a world-class academic center in the area of entrepreneurship.
We are actively involved across campus, working collaboratively to advance multi-disciplinary funded research on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Bill Wooldridge, Managing Director
Mission & Vision
Headquartered in the Isenberg School of Management, the Center will become 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.