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Start-up Process Concierge

Our goal is to empower UMD faculty and graduate students to transform their research into successful startups by providing resources and customized guidance through rich entrepreneurship ecosystem at the University of Maryland and the State of Maryland.

If you are University of Maryland faculty or grad student and are interested in starting a company using technology developed in your lab, your first step is to disclose your technology.

The Faculty Startup Program provides a general outline, however we will work with you to design a path to success specific to your needs.

Business Fundametals for Scientists Workshop Series

A series of hands-on workshops developed collaboratively by UM Ventures, Mtech, and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship specifically for UMD faculty and graduate students to teach business concepts and skills, startup resources and how to take advantage of them, legal issues surrounding startups and many other practical know-how. Most workshops are offered two separate times during a week to allow for a more flexible schedule. Unless noted otherwise, workshops are held at Startup UMD Diamondback Garage, 7878 Diamondback Drive, College Park, MD (in the back of The Hotel).

Schedule and registration can be found here.

Funding: $600K+

$50K NSF I-Corps for market research
$265K TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative for tech validation and commercialization 
$90K Maryland Industrial Partnerships  for R&D
$150-250K Maryland Momentum Fund
$15K AWS credits 

Not counting SBIR and other funding!

We will work with you to assist applying for the above funding opportunities.  

Entrepreneur's Resouces  

UMD Startup Ecosystem

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Alla McCoy, MBA'13
Director, Startup Support
[email protected]