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“Made” for Success: UMass Boston PhD Student Wins Business Launch Competition with Smartphone App

Office of Communications | May 10, 2013

A smartphone app designed by a UMass Boston PhD student and an alumnus won the third annual Business Launch Competition on Tuesday, earning its creators $1,500 and space at the university’s Venture Development Center.

UMass Boston to Launch Next Big Thing in Business

Office of Communications | May 06, 2013

Six businesses run by UMass Boston students are hoping to join the ranks of eco-friendly surfboard company Green Lightning and picture-sharing social media firm Dpicd as winners of the Entrepreneurship Center’s Business Launch Competition.

Student Entrepreneur Program Offers Stepping Stone for UMass Boston Interns

Zach Herman | October 10, 2012

UMass Boston senior Bertrand Muhire signed an offer letter Tuesday for a paid market-research internship at the Boston-based startup Smart Lunches, becoming the 100th intern placed through the university’s Student Entrepreneur…

New Entrepreneurship Course at UMass Boston Provides Workforce Training

Office of Communications | July 20, 2012

Because building a successful startup company requires more than just a good idea, the Entrepreneurship Center is offering a new sales and marketing class this fall.

English Major Wins Second Annual Business Launch Competition

Office of Communications | May 10, 2012

Senior English major Steeve Joazard and his business partner won $20,000 in prizes in the Entrepreneurship Center’s Business Launch Competition. Two nursing students came in second place.

Student Entrepreneurs Compete for $22,000 in Prizes

Office of Communications | May 09, 2012

Student entrepreneurs representing a half-dozen businesses will make their final presentations Wednesday afternoon in hopes of taking home the top prize in the Entrepreneurship Center's second annual Business Launch Competition.

Second Annual Business Launch Competition Offers $22K in Prizes

Office of Communications | February 03, 2012

This year, the winner of the Business Launch Competition will receive $20,000 in prizes, almost double last year’s prize amount. Applications will be accepted through February 28.

UMass Boston Welcomes White House Business Council

Crystal Valencia | September 02, 2011

How can the government best support the employment and training needs of high-tech and life science startups?  That was the question on the table when U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Jane Oates met with 20 high-tech and life…

UMass Boston Hosts White House Business Council Roundtable

Office of Communications | August 02, 2011

U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Jane Oates and Joanne Goldstein, state secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, visited the VDC July 28.

Student CEOs Win Cash, Legal Assistance at UMass Boston

Colleen Locke | May 13, 2011

Boston isn’t known for surfing, but two UMass Boston students want to change that by developing a successful eco-friendly surfboard company here. Michael Emery, a fourth-year management major from Haverhill, and Kevin Schoenthaler, a…

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