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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    upcoming Workshops

    The regional UMD I-Corps Customer Discovery Workshops introduce teams and individuals with innovations to the concepts of business models and customer discovery.

    UMD offers several live (over Zoom), instructor-led I-Corps workshops each year. You may only join these cohorts with instructor approval upon completing the I-Corps Prerequisite, a self-paced, online course.

    I-Corps Prerequisite

    The I-Corps Prerequisite is the first step of participating in I-Corps. It is self-paced, and allows you to enroll and complete it at any time.

    Once you have completed the prerequisite, you will meet with an instructor to review the course content. They will then give you the dates of upcoming I-Corps Customer Discovery workshops.

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    UMD I-Corps January 2023 Customer Discovery Workshops

    To participate in the January I-Corps Workshops, you must complete the I-Corps Prerequisite, listed above, by January 4 (all dates are virtual).

    Friday, January 6, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 1

    Friday, January 13, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 2

    Friday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — Class 3

    If you are unable to find a workshop date above that fits with your schedule, try checking out the workshops/cohorts from our partner I-Corps universities in the Mid-Atlantic on the Mid-Atlantic I-Corps Hub website here.

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    "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