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 > Upcoming Cohorts


    January, 2021 Cohort

    The Deadline to apply for the January cohort is 5:00 p.m., Dec. 17

    Friday, January 8, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-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 15, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Class 2

    • Team presentations on Lessons Learned from Customer Discovery
    • Hypothesis Development
    • Customer Interview Workshops
    • What’s Next Discussion

    Friday, January 22, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Closing Session, Final Presentations

    • Teams will schedule individual final review meetings in 45-minute blocks with UMD I-Corps Instructors between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
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    "I learned that evidence-based customer discovery is rooted in the scientific method of proposing and testing hypotheses, which appealed to my scientific (and engineering) training."

    —Derek Paley, Director, Maryland Robotics Center, Willis H. Young JR. Professor of Aerospace Engineering Education, University of Maryland