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Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund



The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments are jointly selected by investment staff at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) and technical staff at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).We invest $100,000-$500,000 in seed and Series A rounds of funding for direct commercialization efforts. We also co-invest with other funds in situations where our funding can leverage additional resources for the startup. Our partners include:


University-affiliated, Venture Capital, Capital Investments, Equity Capital

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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.

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland

University of Maryland College Park (UMD)

UM Ventures provides unified licensing and patenting services and joint mar­keting to the business community to increase efficiency and productivity.UM Ventures is a joint initiative of the MPowering the State Program, bringing the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park together to commercialize discoveries, and create economic impact by engaging partners in industry and social ventures. By encouraging our students and faculty, providing expert advice and business services, more discoveries will reach the market. By engaging directly with external partners we will bring new investment, expanded markets and more startup ventures.The UM Ventures internal Advisory Board was formed in August 2012. Its members are the Deans of Business, Engineering, and Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences at UMCP and the Deans of Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy at UMB. The Board is co-chaired by the UMCP Vice President of Research, and UMB Vice President of Enterprise and Economic Development.

UM Ventures

The Dingman Center is one of the nation’s pre-eminent institutions where the research, education and practice of entrepreneurship are pursued vigorously. We develop and execute curricular and non-curricular programs that uniquely leverage Smith School thought leadership, experiential learning and our network of practitioners to provide maximum resources to our startup community.Every initiative is designed to support the Center’s mission within the Robert H. Smith School of Business:We equip the next generation to launch and support ventures that advance industry and society;We connect the University of Maryland to the innovation economy; andWe leverage thought leadership and our network to make entrepreneurs of all kinds more successful.

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

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The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments are jointly selected by inv…

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Social Impact, Environmental, Sustainability, Renewables, Agriculture, Aquacultural, Green/Clean Energy

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4467 Technology Drive, University of MarylandCollege Park, MD 20742-3415

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