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StartupUMD Business Fundamentals Workshops

What: 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. 

Place: Due to COVID-19 restrictions all workshops will be conducted virtually. 



Advancing Your Research Career through Technology Commercialization Activities 

Ever wonder if you are overlooking opportunities to advance your research career?

This webinar is for those who dedicated their career to research in academia or government.  Please join John Fraser, a seasoned academic technology transfer professional, as he relates how during his 40 year career he assisted researchers to advance their own careers. Here is how researchers benefitted from participating in technology transfer process: 

·        accessed new research funding

·        collaborated with the private sector

·        helped bring their inventions to the marketplace

·        started new spinoff companies

·        helped increase their own reputations and that of their institution

·        engaged with real societal problems

This workshop is presented by Mr. John Fraser who created/founded four academic Technology Transfer Offices – two in Canada, two in the USA. He negotiated 250+ commercial relationships and was a midwife to 40+ spinoff companies.

Presenter: John A. Fraser, President, Burnside Development and Associates
When: July 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, REGISTER

Trademarks 101
Got a brand? A nifty logo or name for your new startup? The U.S. trademark system is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a mechanism to file for protection of a new brand, logo, catch phrase, or business name.   Raymond Van Dyke, an intellectual property practitioner, and educator will describe the procedures and rules for obtaining a trademark, outline the requirements, and the benefits for seeking to protect a nifty name for your product, company, and/or services.  His program includes illustrations of famous brands and companies, describing their situations.

Presenter: Raymond Van Dyke, Van Dyke Intellectual Property Law
When: July 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM, REGISTER

Lunch & Learn : HR Benefits 101

Mtech Ventures Virtual Lunch & Learn: HR & Benefits 101
Date: July 16th
When: July 16, 10: 00 AM - 11:30 AM, REGISTER



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