Mtech's Mission

    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.

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    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential



    Terp Tank was the culminating capstone event of two years of study in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP). For their capstone,  second-semester sophomores worked in teams to develop a for-profit business plan that achieved multiple bottom-lines of both profitability and social benefit. These projects addressed the global necessity to develop and implement solutions to critical social and environmental concerns in ways that were technologically viable and economically sustainable. Each student team  presented their capstone project to a panel of outside judges for the chance to win cash prizes from supporting sponsors.

    2021 Terp Tank

    Monday, May 10, 2021, 5 p.m.
    ONLINE: https://ter.ps/TerpTankLive

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    Participating Student Startup Ventures

    Bitsy Box
    Bitsy Box is an experiential learning subscription service that provides infants and toddlers with educationally enriching toys and digital activities to develop motor skills and creativity. Our digital device with built-in activities and themed packages are designed to engage both parents and children in the learning process.

    CarePlate is a nutritional monitoring product that allows nursing home staff to quickly and accurately track the daily nutrients of Alzheimer’s patients. We help reduce malnutrition by up to 50% and increase patient well-being in living care facilities by providing more detailed nutritional intake information to nursing home workers.

    Catalyst Prep
    Catalyst Prep is an affordable college and career consulting service whose goal is to provide quality consulting to high school students in the lower middle-class. With Catalyst Prep, we help students enroll in their top-choice schools, earn more scholarships, create well-developed career plans, and save money for other critical expenses.

    Easy Financial Literacy (EFL)
    EFL provides an app for Hispanic immigrants to improve financially literacy, utilize the American banking system, and gain more skills in effective personal financial management.  Greater financial security and understanding has been shown to improve overall mental health and stress levels. 

    Future Female CEOs
    We provide camps and events to teach, inspire, and prepare middle and high school girls with business leadership competencies to set them up for success in business school and beyond. Our goal is to not only see more young women pursue careers in business, but also to advance to business leadership positions.

    HassleFree Housing
    HassleFree Housing is a web service designed to assist college students with their search for affordable, off-campus housing. Through HassleFree Housing, students can save money, cut down on driving, and increase community vitality of neighborhoods near college campuses.

    HeartToHeart provides African-American women who have heart disease or diabetes with an easy and reliable way to track their medications, receive medication deliveries, and consult with African-American pharmacists. Our goal is to increase medication adherence in the community and provide women with trusted health professionals who personally understand their medical and personal needs.

    InteGreat Edu
    InteGreat Edu is a new integrated learning platform that strives to increase classroom engagement through an exciting curriculum and empathetic guest speakers, leading to higher graduation rates. Our program provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in high school and beyond.

    Monark Cybersecurity
    Monark Cybersecurity provides threat prevention and cybersecurity consulting to essential utility facilities in America to ensure the safety and security of the public from cyber attacks, terrorism, and warfare. We also save utility companies money and risk from potential attacks, fines and lawsuits resulting from cyber interference.

    Music Masters
    Music Masters provides an online music venue where local bands can perform and support the community. We help music programs reach students by providing them a portion of our profits and showcasing local talent. We also help local bands and performers make money and expand their reach by allowing them to perform for a wider audience than they could normally attain. 

    Nile provides curated book sets catered to your child’s developmental stage to supplement their education. We use a portion of the profits from each set we sell to give a book to a child in an underserved community, so children of all backgrounds can experience the power of books and the stories they tell.

    Restore the Shore
    At Restore the Shore, we convert poultry litter from the Eastern Shore of Maryland into organic fertilizer which is sold to homeowners across the mid-Atlantic region to improve their lawn health while decreasing phosphorus and nitrogen runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.

    Skyline Fleets
    We provide corporate bike-fleet distribution and management services, offering high-quality bikes and impeccable customer service. Our environmentally-friendly transportation solutions help curb corporate carbon emissions while also promoting employee well-being.

    Solus Recreational Systems
    Solus Recreational Systems designs customizable solar panel products for recreational areas. We currently focus on constructing non-intrusive solar panel canopies that power pool filters— saving pool operators money and reducing carbon emissions in the long run.

    Together Diabetes Together Diabetes is an interactive, healthy-eating e-community that helps manage or reverse prediabetes diagnoses in adults. Our app focuses on lowering A1C levels, leading to reduced risk of diabetes-related organ damage, pre/postnatal complications, and improved mental health.Together, we can fight diabetes to be our best selves.

    Trajectory provides high schools with personalized career-readiness information services for students who are unsure of what future college major or professional career they want to pursue. Our resources help students more quickly find their professional passion and learn how to build solid experiences to become exceptional candidates in college and job applications.

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