The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship will play a central role promoting entrepreneurship and innovation across the UMass Amherst campus and throughout the region and state.
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.
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 Amherst campus and Isenberg School. 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.
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