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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    Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute


    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential


    Free Advising

    Mtech Ventures provides on-demand Virtual Entrepreneur Office Hours (Virtual EOH) for aspiring and current entrepreneurs with the opportunity to connect with experts in an area where your company needs support. Based on your response to the form below, bMtech Ventures staff will match you with an expert in that field as soon as possible. Once we match you, it is up to you and the mentor to agree on a mutually convenient time for a phone or video call.

    Please note, Virtual EOH is an opportunity to connect with business or industry experts to brainstorm business strategy and execution. Virtual EOH is not an appropriate place to ask for funding. If you are interested in sources for funding, please see the MIPS program, MII program, USM Momentum Fund, and the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund.