The spring semester brings our premier competition: The Innovation Challenge. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Academy competitors and other UMass startups are encouraged to apply. The Innovation Challenge is a two-part competition designed to assist and reward UMass students and young alumni pursuing a novel idea and developing it into a marketable product. Startups compete for a coveted spot in the final round of the Innovation Challenge. Winners are awarded up to $65,000 in equity-free funding. Previous winners from the Innovation Challenge include undergraduate first-year engineering students to Ph.D. food scientists at UMass Amherst. The founders also range from game designers to mental health startups from all across campus. Submit your best startup idea for the chance to win equity-free funding to bring your business to the next level!
Startups Compete for $65,000!
Connect With Us
Incubator Space: 301/302 Bartlett Hall
Executive Offices: Business Innovation Hub N175
Amherst, MA 01003
Main line: 413-545-9482
Operations, Space and Student Engagement: 413-545-9283
Entrepreneurship curriculum is heavily supported by bringing in entrepreneurs like you that have a story to offer UMass students. Good or bad, we want to hear your experiences.