1. UMass Amherst creates venture fund to support innovation, job growth in Western Massachusetts

    UMass Amherst creates venture fund to support innovation, job growth in Western Massachusetts

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes maroon will soon not only symbolize the campus colors but also innovation.  University officials announced this week the formation of the Maroon Venture Partners Fund, a new effort to support entrepreneurship among alumni, faculty and students. "UMass Amherst, as the Commonwealth's flagship, plays a crucial role in the state's innovation economy," Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said. "Our research in fields such as applied life sciences, advanced manufacturing, food science, big data and climate science are internationally recognized. The ingenuity and expertise of our faculty and students, as well as our alumni, provide fertile ...

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    1. UMass Amherst, as the Commonwealth's flagship, plays a crucial role in the state's innovation economy.
    2. We expect the fund to be a significant catalyst for entrepreneurship throughout the UMass Amherst community, and it also provides great opportunities for student engagement.
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