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Connect & Network

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.


Business Skills for Scientists Workshop Series

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.

November 2020

Nov 2, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: The History of Technology: From fire to fibre optic

Presenter: Raymond Van Dyke, Technology and Intellectual Property Attorney, Patent Practitioner, Van Dyke Intellectual Property Law

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Nov 4, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Startup Guide for Faculty/Researchers at UMD

Presenter: Alla McCoy, Director, Startup Support, UMD

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Nov 10, 1:00PM - 2:00 PM:Startup Funding for UMD Faculty and Graduate Students

Presenter: Alla McCoy, Director, Startup Support, UMD

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Nov 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: IP Strategy
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Nov 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: How Equity Investments Work: Angels and VCs

Presenter: Stan Smith, Venture Investments Manager, UMD

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December 2020

 

Dec 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: How to Pitch Investors

Presenter: Laura Neuman, Entrepreneur in Residence

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