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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    UMD I-CORPS > Upcoming Cohort Dates

    upcoming cohort dates

    August, 2020 Cohort

    NOTE: UMD locations for the August cohort will be released as the dates draw near. They will be posted here and communicated directly with participating teams.

    Monday, August 10, noon-1:00 p.m.: Kick-off Webinar, online

    • Discussion of assignments and expectations

    Monday, August 17, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

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

    Monday, August 24, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

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

    Monday, August 31, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    • Teams will schedule individual final review meetings in 45-minute blocks with UMD I-Corps Instructors

    Questions can be directed to Dan Kunitz.

    Teams are encouraged to apply here.

    APPLY for the AUGUST cohort >>National I-corps team cohorts >>

    "The [UMD I-Corps] training curriculum was just right and addressed all the information and knowledge needed for customer discovery and market studies."

    —Michael Kio, Postdoctoral associate, Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular engineering, University of Maryland, February 2020 UMD I-Corps Cohort