As diverse and robust as the university's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem is, there is no shortage of opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, investors, business owners, and community members to connect and network. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person events have been canceled or postponed for the time being; however, a number of programs and events have gone virtual. Check below to find and participate in upcoming webinars and online courses.
A series of hands-on workshops developed to teach faculty and graduate students relevant business concepts and skills, inform them of available startup resources at UMD and how to take advantage of those resources, provide them with access to legal support and advice surrounding their startups, as well as offering faculty and graduate students the opportunity to develop applicable skills and attain new tools to activate transformational impact.
Sept 2, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Startup Guide for Faculty/Researchers at UMD
August 17, 8:30am-12pm: August Cohort Introduction to I-Corps
Only individuals selected for this cohort can participate. This session will include team introductions and information on Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, and Best Practices for Customer Discovery.
August 24, 8:30am-12pm: I-Corps August Cohort Team Presentations
Only individuals selected for this cohort can participate. Teams will present on Lessons Learned from Customer Discovery. This session will also include Hypothesis Development, Customer Interview Workshops, and a Discussion on What’s Next.