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


    A Scholar's Program for Industry-Oriented Research in Engineering (ASPIRE)


    A firm grasp of the entrepreneurial process and mindset benefits every person engaged in developing technology. The Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship prepares students for launching successful technology ventures and bringing life-changing products and services to market. The Minor develops the entrepreneurial mindset and functional skill sets of students to improve their ability to create, launch, and manage technology ventures. Students earn the Minor by completing coursework which may include entrepreneurial opportunity analysis, marketing high-technology products, strategies for managing innovation, international entrepreneurship and innovation, and leading and financing the technology venture.  The 15-credit undergraduate Minor is completed from select courses taught by Mtech.