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

    LEARN in a vibrant, experiential environment

    With all Hinman CEOs resident in South Campus Commons Two, the learning experience takes place in a variety of ways. While students will earn course credit in our entrepreneurship courses and lecture series, the learning goes beyond the classroom. They can talk one-on-one with engaging entrepreneurial leaders in our exclusive speaker series, and then brainstorm late night with fellow Hinman CEOs in their dorm. Not only are students connected with the 90-member Hinman CEOs community on-campus, they also have unique access to the 500+ Hinman CEOs alumni, thereby expanding their personal and professional network by making life-long connections to today’s leaders and tomorrow’s CEOs.

    Students are engaged in experiential entrepreneurship courses throughout the Hinman CEOs Program. Led by award-winning faculty, these courses merge the academic side of entrepreneurship and innovation with its application in real life. Dynamic speakers and workshops are integrated into the curriculum to cultivate the creation and launch of new ventures.

    Hinman CEOs join the program with 3-credits in entrepreneurship, enroll in ENES460 and ENES462 during the Program, and take a final elective to fulfill the 12-credit Program. All 12-credits of Hinman CEOs courses can be applied to the 15-credit Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.

    Hinman CEOs Courses

    Option 1

    ENES140 Discovering New Ventures (3 credits)

    This multi-disciplinary course helps students to learn the basic business, strategy, and leadership skills needed to launch new ventures.

    Option 2

    HEIP143 Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (1 credit)

    Foundational ideas and terms in entrepreneurship and innovation are introduced.

    and HEIP241 EIP Capstone: Creating Enterprise with Social Impact (2 credits)

    Addresses the global necessity to develop and implement solutions to critical social and environmental concerns in ways that are both technologically viable and economically sustainable.

    Fall Semester

    ENES460 Fundamentals of Technology Startup Ventures (3 credits)

    Using the business model canvas framework, the course helps students learn the processes and skills needed to launch and manage new ventures.

    Spring Semester

    ENES462 Marketing High-Technology Products & Innovations (3 credits)

    Examines how entrepreneurs can market high-technology products successfully in turbulent environments and make rapid decisions, even with incomplete information.

    Elective options (Select one, 3-credit offering)

    ENES463 Strategies for Managing Innovation

    ENES464 International Entrepreneurship & Innovation or HEIP240 Exploring International Entrepreneurship & Innovation

    ENES466 Leading and Financing the Technology Venture

    ENES471 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship