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* 2007 HGCF Banquet

In Competition With 14 Other Schools, UMass Students Win 75% of All Awards

We are proud to say that at tonight's Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation's Entrepreneurship Awards Banquet UMass Amherst students performed brilliantly (if we may say so ourselves).

  • Over 30 student-businesses from 14 colleges in Western Massachusetts won grants from the foundation this year. Four of those teams were from UMass: 4TWK, CDI, Engineered Response, and Rentabilities.
  • All of these teams competed for follow-on funding at the banquette. Our teams won 1st place, 2nd place, and tied for 3rd!
  • For the first time an award was given to past winners of Grinspoon grants who have who have made amazing progress in their businesses. Three students from two companies were selected: Alaina Hanlon (Condition Engineering), Josh Kerson (Runabout Cycles), Richard Bradshaw (Condition Engineering). All are from UMass.

And while UMass EI students have done well at each of the yearly Grinspoon events, this year was the best showing yet.

We are proud of the hard work and amazing growth our students put into their dreams this year. If you bump into any of them, please extend your congratulations. If you helped them in any way, please accept our thanks. If you are a student with an idea, we invite you to join our program in the Fall.

This concludes our official program of events for the semester. During the summer we will continue to mentor our student teams and finalize our plans for making next semester even better than this one.

Thank you for your support of EI.

-The EI Team

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