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Casey McRae and Cormac Hondros-McCarthy present Prototooth at the DifferenceMaker 2014 Francis College of Engineering Prototyping Competition.


Entrepreneurship is a strategic objective at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The last five years have been spent repositioning the university so that its students, faculty, staff and community can see it as a true public enterprise committed to taking an entrepreneurial approach to innovation in all aspects of its structure. The rapidly expanding innovative ecosystem is committed to encouraging and guiding entrepreneurial action amongst its faculty and student body, as well as fostering an entrepreneurial approach to economic development through a variety of programs and activities. UMass Lowell works with partners and sponsors to leverage experience, reach and resources in order to achieve its goals.

How to Get Involved

There are various ways that you and/or your company/organization can get involved with and support UMass Lowell entrepreneurs, as well as the rapidly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at the university.

  • DifferenceMaker - sponsors specific programs and activities that support students in solving big problems through innovative and entrepreneurial action.
  • Mentor Program - a committed network of mentors with a broad set of skills and professional experience assisting UMass Lowell entrepreneurs in building knowledge and growing startups.
  • M2D2 - a lifeline for the state’s smaller medical device companies, offering inventors and executives easy, affordable and coordinated access to world-class researchers and resources at the Lowell and Worcester campuses of the University of Massachusetts.
  • New Venture Initiative - translates faculty, graduate and post-doc developed technology into successful business ventures.

Current Sponsors

  • DifferenceMaker
  • Mentor Program - Wish to not be disclosed at this time
  • M2D2
  • New Venture Initiative - Wish to not be disclosed at this time


 Please contact Steven Rogers, Senior Director of Development at 978-934-4803.