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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    109 Current and Future Entrepreneurs Graduate from Mtech's Programs

    109 Current and Future Entrepreneurs Graduate from Mtech's Programs

    Mtech's three undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, each of which features a comprehensive curriculum and experiential components that prepare students for a lifetime of entrepreneurial thinking and activity, graduated 109 students this spring.

    Hinman CEOs Program: 33 Graduates

    Hinman CEOs

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    Hinman CEOs Program graduates will be all over the country, in financial and business consulting roles at Deloitte, Accenture, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young, General Electric, KPMG and Capital One. They will engage in investment banking at RBC, strategizing at Blue State Digital, engineering at Exxon Mobile, and IT consulting at IBM and Microsoft. They will work on their own startups and at startups in New York and Colorado. Some will continue their education, at dental school, medical school and law school, while some will earn their MBAs. They will attend Georgetown, Harvard Business School 2+2, and the University of Maryland. Others will join Teach for America and NPR Associates.

    New alumni launching startups include:

    • Bernard Wong and Esmaeel Paryavi are starting Wesk Medical LLC, a company developing a medical device to better serve patients and their respiratory treatments. The team won $500 in the Speed Pitch competition at this year's University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition, as well as 5,000 from the Warren Citrin Impact Seed Fund.

    • Robert Seng and Albert Wavering are starting Brainbox Learning LLC, a company creating an online platform that will serve as the easiest way for parents, teachers, and students to share classroom materials online. The company won $5,000 through the Warren Citrin Impact Seed Fund.

    Hillman Entrepreneurs Program: 13 Graduates

    Hillman Entrepreneurs

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    Of the 13 students graduating from the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program this spring, Lloyd Akpuaka has been accepted at Temple University's School of Dentistry. Emmanuel Ogunsalu has taken a position as an analyst with Deutsche Bank in their Investment Banking Division (leverage finance group). April Rashad is off to London to study advanced graphic design. Kennesha Rogers obtained a social work position with St. Luke's. Austin Ikechi is applying to medical school while also continuing his research at the National Institutes of Health.

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    Watch the graduation speech by program benefactor David Hillman, chief executive officer of Southern Management Corporation>>

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program: 63 Graduates


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    While the 63 graduates of the two-year Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program will technically be juniors this fall, they are already making their mark in exciting internships this summer with prestigious companies and organizations.

    EIP students will join NASA, NIH, Texas Instruments, Under Armour, Amazon, Google, SAIC, Tetra Tech, Arcode/Inky (Dave Baggett's venture), AT&T, Northrop Grumman, Aberdeen Test and Evaluation Command, Army Research Lab, EducationWeek, Howard County Board of Education, Congressional Bank and T. Rowe Price. Others are tackling their own projects, including apps being reviewed by Apple, electical/electronic devices, commercial product design, cloud-based supply-chain management, IT services, consumer web services and social ventures.

    July 6, 2012

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