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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    Startup forum

    Mtech Spring Startup Forum: Pitch Event

    Mtech Spring Startup Forum Pitch Event
    Thursday, May 20, 2021
    4-5:15 p.m. | Online via Zoom (


    Join Mtech Ventures for short pitches from three early stage startups that are commercializing cutting-edge technologies at the University of Maryland. Startups will be pitching for funding, specific business support, and introductions. If you are an investor, business professional in a related industry, or an entrepreneur yourself, please RSVP to attend.

    Companies Presenting

    AmpX is developing an integrated dual charger for electric vehicle traction and auxiliary batteries that could lead to a reduction in weight, space, and cost for onboard power electronic converters.

    Resensys is a profitable, bootstrapped company selling a wireless, energy-scavenging sensor and analytics platform that monitors and reports on the structural health of infrastructure systems, including bridges, tunnels, buildings, and dams.

    PathOtrak is going to market with a foodborne pathogen detection kit that delivers results four times faster than current technologies, enabling perishable products to ship more quickly.

    Event Format

    Each company will have 10 minutes to pitch and 10 minutes for questions from the audience. In the interest of mitigating Zoom fatigue as much as possible, we are keeping the duration of this event to 1 hour and 15 minutes.