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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    National I-Corps team cohorts

    Teams that successfully complete a UMD Introduction to I-Corps course may be eligible to apply for the national NSF I-Corps program. Those accepted into the national program receive $50,000 to assist with customer discovery and to cover their expenses. National programs are intense, seven-week cohorts in which teams conduct a minimum of 100 interviews. Teams interested in applying or learning more about NSF National I-Corps should meet with Dan Kunitz, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Hub and Director of Venture Strategy and Development at UMD.  

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

    Resource for UMD Teams Applying to Nationals

    “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 Magdy Iskander, University of Hawaii, DC National Cohort