I  Merrimack Valley Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UMass Lowell

http://www.uml.edu/Innovation-Entrepreneurshi p/

     Office Locations:

Ground Floor of Lydon Library
84 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: 978-934-6620



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    The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UMASS Lowell hosts several programs that encourage social innovation and entrepreneurship among UMass Lowell students. The DifferenceMaker program provides training, mentoring and other resources to students and faculty who wish to address social, environmental and economic problems in our community. The program will host its first Idea Challenge in April 2013, where student teams will present their proposals. Also located in the Center is the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, an initiative launched by the Deshpande Foundation (see profile). It is based upon the success of the Foundation's initiatives at MIT and in Northwest Karnataka, India. The Merrimack Valley Sandbox Initiative aims to strengthen an ecosystem that promotes entrepreneurship and leadership in the cities of Lowell and Lawrence in Massachusetts. The Sandbox will operate out of the new Merrimack Valley Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UMass Lowell, which will coordinate activities between the university and colleges, local non-profits and the business community. The Sandbox grows out of a partnership of colleges in the region: UMass Lowell, Merrimack College, Middlesex Community College, Northern Essex Community College, and Cambridge College.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    David Parker Executive Director
    Emil Kuruvilla Communications and Media Manager
    Janin Duran Program Manager
    Lester Sydney Operations and Events Manager
    Lianna Kushi Program Manager


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