UMass Geography student Peter Huntington wins Innovation Challenge!



Peter Huntingon, 3rd from left

Congratulations to Geography MS student Peter Huntington for winning this year’s Innovation Challenge Minute Pitch! The Isenberg School of Management’s Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship hosts an annual “Innovation Challenge Minute Pitch.”  Huntington, who is advised by Eve Vogel (chair) and Toby Applegate, entered with an idea for a biochar company, “Maine Carbon Solutions” (a company to convert forestry wastes to biochar, and sell carbon sequestration credits to energy-intensive corporations).

The event consisted of thirty-one sixty-second business pitches in front of a public audience.  Five judges chose five contestants to return to the stage for a two-minute pitch followed by questions and answers.  Then the judges decided on the top three winners.  Huntington received first place and a cash prize.

For general information on the Minute Pitch program, see