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The University of Maryland offers a vibrant campus ecosystem that nurtures and supports innovation and entrepreneurship, which has been nationally recognized for its excellence. The University of Maryland provides faculty and students with a broad variety of resources to help them learn about entrepreneurship, disclose inventions, commercialize research, apply for grants, find investors, launch new ventures, find office space, get advice from experienced entrepreneurs, team with partners, and promote their innovation. 

Innovation Gateway

The University of Maryland Innovation Gateway is a one-stop shop that connects faculty, students, alumni, industry, and investors with the resources they need to transform fearless ideas into new ventures. From online classes to workshops, startup mentors to industry experts, business fundamentals to market research databases, faculty and students can use the Innovation Gateway to plug in to the University of Maryland innovation network and bring their entrepreneurial inspiration to market.

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UM Ventures

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.

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Discovery District

Our dynamic research park brings together a vibrant and inclusive community of university stakeholders, corporate partners, government researchers, entrepreneurs, and local residents.

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Maryland Small Business Development Center

Since 1988, the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has provided sound advice, consulting and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the state. We are part of a national SBDC network—founded in 1979—that helps over 500,000 U.S. businesses annually.

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