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

    January, 2022 Cohort

    TBD — Class 0/One hour Welcome webinar

    Friday, January 7, 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
    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