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Entrepreneurship

We pride ourselves on being an entrepreneurial campus. All students are exposed to our DifferenceMaker program, which helps guide projects, forge teams and includes a $35,000 Idea Challenge each spring.
Many UMass Lowell students are entrepreneurs. Felipe Nascimento and Upkar Singh explain how rewarding it is to run their own startup company.
Business senior Joseph Hyatt hopes to open his own artisanal brewery. He gained entrepreneurial knowledge after working a six month co-op at a start up brewery. Joseph credits UMass Lowell for making his dream a reality.
Erin Keaney `13, `14 and a team of UMass Lowell graduates are designing and producing low-cost prosthetics aimed at improving the quality of life for amputees in the developing world. The recent graduates have formed a company, Nonspec.
Business students pose with Warren Buffett
Not only did their Student Managed Fund recently take second place in the UMass Foundation’s annual intercampus investment competition, but they met billionaire investor Warren Buffett this February in Omaha, Neb.
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Finance major Daniel Schmith knows how to pace himself on the cross country and track teams. But when it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s full speed ahead.
Computer science students Kody Thach, Cullin Lam and Huong Nguyen demonstrate the app they created at the Shark Hack. Photo by Katharine Webster
A team of computer science students won an award at a Simmons hackathon for an app that helps people listening to rap music understand the lyrics. They also got mentored by an engineer at Spotify, who invited them to visit the company and apply for internships or jobs.