Want to Start a Startup?

Step 1: Contact David Fink at davidf2@umbc.edu
Step 2: Visit UMBC Alex Brown Start-ups tools kit and Browse the Startup Tools.
Step 3: Research Funding Opportunities 

Technology Catalyst Fund – An internal funding opportunity which supports technology originating from UMBC research, such as proof-of-concept studies, extending data collection, and prototype development. Award Size: Up to $25,000.

The Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) – The MII program is designed to promote commercialization of research conducted in the partnership universities and leverage each institution’s strengths.

NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) – The SBIR and STTR programs allow US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization.

Maryland Industrial Partnership Program (MIPS) – MIPS provides funding, matched by participating companies, for university-based research projects that help companies develop new products.

Step 4: Finding Training Programs and Business Incubators 

The NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) – A program that prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory and broadens the impact of select, NSF-funded, basic-research projects.

bwtech@UMBC – bwtech@UMBC brings research, entrepreneurship, business leads, prospective clients and economic development in the Maryland region to one singular place.

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