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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    August, 2021 UMD Cohort

    Applications for the August Cohort are now being accepted. Final Dates and Times will be posted in the next 1-2 weeks.

    TBD: Class 0 Pre-Webinar

    • Preview/Prep for the course

    TBD: Class 1

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

    TBD: Class 2

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

    TBD: Closing Session, Final Presentations

    • Final Team presentations
    • What’s Next Discussion
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    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:

    • May
      - Intro Call: April 27 at 6:00 p.m.
      - Sessions: 11, 12, 13, 20, 27 (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
    • July
      - Intro Call: June 29 at 6:00 p.m.
      - Sessions: 13, 14, 15, 22, 29 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
    • September
      - Intro Call: August 25 at 6:00 p.m.
      - Sessions: 7, 8, 9, 16, 23 (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
    • November
      - Intro Call: October 19 at 6:00 p.m.
      - Sessions: 1, 2, 3, 10, and 17 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
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    —Derek Paley, Director, Maryland Robotics Center, Willis H. Young JR. Professor of Aerospace Engineering Education, University of Maryland

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