The Jack M. Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship coordinates and integrates UMass Lowell campus-wide entrepreneurship activities and initiatives.

Welcome

The Wilson Center for Entrepreneurship works collaboratively with several entrepreneurship activities and initiatives to make valuable contributions to university-wide efforts. It serves as a critical resource for students, faculty, alumni and the local business community. The Center will become an internationally recognized organization in promoting innovation in entrepreneurship education and research.

The Wilson Center connects constituencies across UMass Lowell through idea contests, educational programs, entrepreneurial research, incubators & accelerators, venture funding and technology commercialization.
The Wilson Center connects constituencies across UMass Lowell through idea contests, educational programs, entrepreneurial research, incubators & accelerators, venture funding and technology commercialization.

The Center’s primary focus:

  • Innovation in Entrepreneurship Education
  • Faculty and Doctoral Research in Entrepreneurship education
  • Global Entrepreneurship Exchange (GE2)
  • Webinars on Entrepreneurship education
  • Alumni and Executive Workshops
  • Speaker Series
  • Professional Development
  • Start-up and Corporate Entrepreneurship Case Studies
  • Student Internships

Academic Programs

The center was established in 2015 by UMass President Emeritus and Distinguished University Professor Jack M. Wilson. The Center resides in the Manning School of Business, which offers a range of academic programs:
  • Undergraduate concentration
  • Minor in entrepreneurship for non-business students
  • Master of Science in Entrepreneurship
  • Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary capstone with engineering
  • Multicultural, multidisciplinary global entrepreneurship and innovation

UMass Lowell Entrepreneurship News

  • A person smiles and holds a certificate in front of a TV monitor while another person claps for them.

    DifferenceMaker Preps Future Entrepreneurs at Lowell High School

    The inaugural Lowell High Idea Challenge, a business pitch competition held in collaboration with UMass Lowell’s Rist DifferenceMaker Institute and Project LEARN, provided high school students with hands-on entrepreneurial experience and mentorship from faculty and local business leaders.
    Featured Story
  • Ten people pose for a group photo while standing in front of signs on a patio.

    These Graduates are Well-RHED

    Forty-seven students graduated with River Hawk Experience Distinction (RHED) cords this year, the most in the program’s six-year history. Students can earn a RHED credential in leadership, entrepreneurship, global engagement, community engagement or sustainability.
    Featured Story
  • Seven people pose for a photo standing in front of an academic poster.

    New Program Gives Graduate Students a LIFT

    Ten students recently completed UMass Lowell’s Innovative Fellows Training (LIFT), a new program supported by a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Institute on Aging that is designed to diversify career opportunities for early-career scientists in the field of aging and aging-related diseases.