Mtech's Mission

    The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to:

    • Educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs;
    • Create successful technology ventures; and
    • Connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed.

    Mtech has built a comprehensive entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at the University of Maryland. Its programs arm top students from around the world with the knowledge of how to successfully launch companies and guide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs through the entire lifecycle of launching and maintaining technology-based ventures.

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    DC I-CORPS > NSF i-corps National Cohorts

    DC I-Corps


    Teams that successfully complete a DC I-Corps regional program may be eligible to apply for the national NSF I-Corps program. Those accepted into the national program receive up to $50,000 to assist with customer discovery and to cover the expenses of all team members attending the opening and closing workshops.

    NSF hosts monthly webinars about the Teams program and annual webinars about Nodes, Sites and supplements. You can learn more about these webinars and watch an introductory video (which describes the steps in the application process and helps you determine if I-Corps is a good fit for you and your idea) here: https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/webinars.jsp

    Once you’re ready to apply, eligible teams should submit the online executive summary form at https://nsfgov.secure.force.com/icorps. For more information, we recommend visiting the NSF program solicitation page here and  the I-Corps Team FAQ page here. The dates and locations of upcoming cohorts can be found here – this page is updated periodically.

    Eligible teams will be under consideration for any remaining spots in the upcoming cohorts.

    Teams interested in applying or learning more about NSF I-Corps national cohorts should meet with Dan Kunitz, Executive Director of the DC I-Corps Node and Director of Venture Strategy and Development at UMD.  

    For more information about NSF’s I-Corps please review the following resources:

    "I-Corps has been the most rewarding experience in my over 35 years in academia. I-Corps is magic, transformative and most effective in a deceivingly simple way."

    —Professor Mandy Iskander, University of Hawaii, DC National CoHort

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