Foster Center for Student Innovation

Jumpstart Fund

Jump Start Fund

Lobster Golf BallFunding is one of the biggest challenges that our students face. Luckily for them, you can help. Each dollar donated will directly fund all the things, from new software to parts for a generator, that UMaine students need to ensure the success of their innovative ideas and businesses. We invite you to become a part of the Jumpstart Fund for Student Innovators by giving a gift ranging from $10 to $10,000.

As a special bonus, anyone who donates $50 or more will receive an amazing gift. Invented by current and former UMaine students and UMaine professors this one of a kind, biodegradable golf ball is made from lobster shells, learn more at As a thank you for your donation of $50 or more, we'll send you a pair of these limited edition golf balls as soon as they become available!


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