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    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

    UPCOMING COHORTS

    October 2021 GW Cohort

    I-Corps eligible teams looking to complete a regional short course should contact Bob Smith at bobsmithajh@gwu.edu to see if slots are available.

    Day 1 - Monday, October 11 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Day 2 - Tuesday, October 12 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Day 3 - Wednesday, October  13 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Midpoint - Wednesday, October  20 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Final - Wednesday, October 27 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    November 2021 GW Cohort

    I-Corps eligible teams looking to complete a regional short course should contact Bob Smith at bobsmithajh@gwu.edu to see if slots are available.

    Day 1 - Monday, November 8 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Day 2 - Tuesday, November 9 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Day 3 - Wednesday, November  10 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Midpoint - Wednesday, November 17 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    Final - Wednesday, December  1 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM

    January 2022 UMD Cohort

    TBD — Class 0/Welcome Webinar one hour long

    Friday, January 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 1

    • Introduction to I-Corps
    • Team Introductions
    • Business Model Generation
    • Value Proposition Design
    • Best Practices for Customer Discovery

    Friday, January 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 2

    • Team presentations on Lessons Learned from Customer Discovery
    • Hypothesis Development
    • Customer Interview Workshops

    Friday, January 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Class 3: Closing Session, Final Presentations

    • Final Team presentations
    • What’s Next Discussion

    To apply, please click here

    ICAP short courses offered by GW for 2021:

    ICAP is a partnership between GW I-Corps, the VirginiaSBDC network and the Center for Innovative Technology serving a network of 14 universities, five regional business accelerators and 11 state and regional economic development agencies. It serves I-Corps sites at George Mason University and University of Virginia as well as the GW I-Corps program. ICAP offers virtual regional short courses monthly along with a team development mentoring program and community events designed to assist startups during their first two years of development. I-Corps eligible teams looking to complete a regional short course should contact Bob Smith at bobsmithajh@gwu.edu to see if slots are available.

    ICAP Dates:

    • November
      - Intro Call: October 19 at 6:00 p.m.
      - Sessions: 1, 2, 3, 10, and 17 (9:00 a.m. to noon)
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