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UM Ventures Entrepreneurs in Residence Program
If your technology is marketable as a startup venture, the UM Ventures Entrepreneurs in Residence Program is available to provide expertise.UM Ventures is positioned to identify opportunities that could result in startup companies and provide a variety of services to encourage and launch that potential. This includes offering entrepreneurs access to Entrepreneurs-in-Residence—seasoned business executives with relevant domain expertise who guide the development of go-to-market strategies and business plans, form management teams, identify and help secure funding for ripe ventures.The EIR provides feedback on technology, business planning and access to capital for inventors.The EIRs help to advance early-stage technology transfer opportunities and expand and accelerate new business ventures. EIRs leverage their own personal networks, where appropriate, to benefit commercialization projects. They are experienced and knowledgeable about the technology commercialization process, have management level experience with early stage companies, and experience raising capital (e.g. angel, venture, grants).
University-affiliated, Mentorship, Education/Workshops, Legal Advice
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.