PATHS FOR MARYLAND ENTREPRENEURS & INNOVATORS
MARYLAND TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
"I never would have dreamed a two-year program would impact me this much but it has," said Ashmi Sheth ('14), one of three UMD students selected as University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation.
Do Good Challenge silver award winners.
EIP students at Fall 2014 Honors Citation Ceremony.
2014 EIP freshmen before the fall ropes challenge course.
A Great Place to Launch
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) provides University of Maryland Honors College freshmen and sophomores with an interdisciplinary, living and learning education to help build the entrepreneurial mindsets, skill sets, and relationships invaluable to developing innovative, impactful solutions to today's problems.
A joint program of the Honors College and the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), EIP has a proven pedigree of successful creativity and innovation-related education and achievement. Mtech has been a leading force in entrepreneurial education and innovation for more than 25 years. EIP is based directly on Mtech's groundbreaking Hinman CEOs program, the first undergraduate living-learning entrepreneurship program in the United States. EIP students have access to Mtech's venture development resources and activities, as well as those specifically designated for EIP and the Honors College.
While we have a strong technology heritage, EIP is an excellent program for any student interested in entrepreneurship and innovation. Nearly half of EIP students are pursuing non-technical majors, including business, psychology, music and government/politics. And of course EIP is at the University of Maryland, which was ranked by Kiplinger's among the top-ten public four-year institutions for providing outstanding education at an affordable price.
The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) selected the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) as a winner of a national award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education.
"All of these projects in EIP, they’ve given me a chance to test these skills and now I realize that’s what I want to do. I can see everything in my life, internships and classes, just really align to this path I am discovering through EIP. I love it.”
“Meeting all of the new people in EIP and forming bonds with them so quickly was one of my favorite things about the University of Maryland.”
“EIP is a great program for everybody, even if you don’t want to start company while you’re at school. You learn how to use your entrepreneurial mindset to approach problems and solve them in innovative ways.”
2014 Graduating Class (subset): Where They Are Now
1104 LaPlata Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742