General Resources

University of Maryland Entrepreneurship Resources

Center for Social Value Creation 
The Center for Social Value Creation empowers students to create a better world through business principles.

Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
The Academy’s mission is to bring innovation and entrepreneurship to all 35,000+ UMD students by collaborating with all 12 schools and colleges. 

Office of Technology Commercialization
The University of Maryland created the Office of Technology Commercialization in December 1986 to provide expert guidance, support, and assistance in safeguarding intellectual property, encouraging research, facilitating technological transfer, and promoting collaborative research and development agreements with industrial sponsors.

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) is a national leader in entrepreneurship and innovation education and venture creation and is a pioneer in building successful university-company partnerships.

M Square: The University of Maryland Research Park
M Square, the University of Maryland Research Park, is a dynamic location for science and technology companies. 

University of Maryland BioPark
For early-stage to mature bioscience companies, the BioPark offers a sophisticated laboratory and office environment on the University's vibrant academic medical center campus. 

State of Maryland Resources

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED)
Are you a new or existing business looking for help to retain workers or expand, or branch out internationally? Are you a company considering Maryland as a location? The Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) is here to help.

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (Maryland TEDCO)
TEDCO was created by the Maryland State Legislature in 1998 to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology from Maryland’s research universities and federal labs into the marketplace and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State.

Maryland Central Business Licensing and Registration Portal
The new Maryland Central Business Licensing and Registration Portal offers a step-by-step process to register your business online from one easy-to-use website.

Maryland Small Business Development Center 

SBDC links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide high-quality training, confidential consulting and market and industry research to Maryland’s small businesses.

Regional and National Organizations

Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC)
Founded in 1997, GCEC is the key junction for university-based entrepreneurship centers across the U.S. to collaborate, communicate, and jointly advance excellence in entrepreneurship through the unique role and position of the centers in the academic and business communities. The University of Maryland, College Park is one of the founding members.

The Kauffman Foundation
Kauffman Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, focuses on education and entrepreneurship with the goal of fostering a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens in their communities.

Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA)
MAVA is a membership association in the mid-Atlantic region serving the needs of the full ecosystem of investments ranging from angel to later stage. 

DC Tech Meetup
The DC Tech Meetup convenes technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and the broader innovation community regularly to learn and share. Each month, 400+ innovators gather to see demos, launch products and meet their future co-founders, partners and funders.
Fosterly is a community of entrepreneurs, creators, and collaborators, all working together to tackle new challenges in business and technology. We connect our members with resources, events, and opportunities, both online and offline.

WeWork provides shared office space in major cities throughout the U.S., including, Washington DC.

Creative Market
Creative Market offers ready to use design assets, including: graphics, fonts, themes, photos, and more, from over 8,000 independent creators.

1776 is a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day. 

Established in 2012, Betamore is an award-winning coworking space, incubator and campus for technology and entrepreneurship. 

Uber Offices provides offices and coworking spaces for small businesses, startups, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. Uber Offices has locations in DC, MD, and VA.

Online Media

Tech Cocktail
Tech.Co is a literal "cocktail of emerging technology news, people, startups, products, and innovations" for the true tech enthusiast.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).  

Entrepreneur offers advice, insight, profiles and guides for established and aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. 

Capital Business
Capital Business is a Washington Post section focusing on business related news relevant to Washington DC. 

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

Recommended Readings

The Dingman Center has compiled a list of suggested readings that we often recommend to our network.