PATHS FOR MARYLAND ENTREPRENEURS & INNOVATORS
Free, Open Office Hours for UM Students, Faculty, Staff, and Regional Entrepreneurs with Tech-Based Startups or Ideas
Mtech hosts free office hours each month to help aspiring and current entrepreneurs with tech-based startups or ideas get advice on how to:
The TERP Startup Lab is a collaborative working space for University of Maryland faculty, students, and regional entrepreneurs.
Intense, Hands-On Venture Creation Assistance for Faculty and Students
VentureAccelerator helps University of Maryland inventors get their research out of the laboratory and into the commercial sector by helping them create successful companies. VentureAccelerator's experienced team of business professionals works with university entrepreneurs so they continue to fulfill their academic responsibilities while furthering the development of their companies. VA staff speed the process of venture creation by systematically guiding and coaching inventors through business processes such as:
Leading Technology Venture Incubator in Maryland
For more than 20 years, TAP has helped build some of the most successful tech companies in Maryland, including Martek Biosciences, Digene Corporation, Powerize.com, DataStream Content Solutions and NovaScreen. TAP’s staff, comprised of seasoned veterans of startups and venture capital firms, provide: business advice and support, market intelligence, introductions and access to funding. TAP offers furnished offices, flexible lab space, faculty expertise, a talented student pool, and resources afforded by a top research university.
Mtech offers a variety of funding programs, from MIPS R&D funding for product development, and the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund, which supports Maryland-based startup companies with innovative technologies that may help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Supported by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and administered by Mtech, the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund will invest $250,000 annually over a three-year period into Maryland-based startup companies with innovative technologies that may help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay area. Fund recipients are jointly selected by Mtech and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Create New Ventures and Startup Companies
The Mtech Ventures team partners with entrepreneurs to build leading technology companies. With company founders facing challenges such as business planning, staffing, launching, and financing, we provide expert mentoring backed by years of entrepreneurial and venture capital experience, as well as extensive services and resources to help turn great ideas into scalable enterprises.
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