The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) was closed in Spring 2021 and is no longer accepting students. For more information or any inquiries, contact Honors College: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living-Learning Entrepreneurship Program
A joint program of the Honors College and the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) was launched in 2010 to provide 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.
View the EIP retrospective to read more about the program. Links about some of the students who participated in the program, photos, and the annual Terp Tank competition have been preserved,
The EIP academic program combined special classes taught by faculty with extensive academic, professional and entrepreneurial experiences and the wide range of additional education opportunities offered by a large research institution. 15 credits were required for the EIP Honors Citation. Four courses totaling 9 credits were exclusively available to EIP students and were taken one per semester for each of the first four semesters. 6 of these EIP credits could be applied toward a Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.
HEIP 143: Foundations of Entrepreneurship & Innovation was a seminar course focused on building the entrepreneurial mindset and introducing basic entrepreneurship principles and terminology. (1 credit)
HEIP 144: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship & Innovation inspires innovation and creativity through interactive lectures, workshops, and case studies in contemporary issues to include design, energy, life sciences, healthcare, technology. (3 credit)
HEIP 240: Exploring International Entrepreneurship & Innovation provided an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation from an international perspective through lectures and guest speakers with international experiences. (3 credit)
HEIP 241: EIP Capstone: Creating Enterprise with Social Impact addressed the global necessity to develop and implement solutions to critical social and environmental concerns in ways that are both technologically viable and economically sustainable. Top ventures may be awarded part of the $50,000 Mtech Impact Seed Fund. (2 credit)
EIP introductory video.