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Fed Tech

The Fed Tech course matches Smith MBA students with cutting-edge technologies from the U.S. federal lab system. Students who participate in this prestigious Fed Tech entrepreneurship program work under the instruction of former and current entrepreneurs, regional investors and instructors to canvass and interview potential customers with the primary goal of identifying and penetrating potential markets for the technology assigned.

The Fed Tech course provides students with the opportunity to develop and strengthen the following skills and competencies:

  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Market research
  • “Lean Startup”

Participation in this program provides a truly unique educational experience in entrepreneurship, technology transfer and market research. At the end of the course, participants may have the opportunity to license the technology they work with or participate in the Fed Tech Accelerator program to build your own start-up company. Multiple ventures have been created by MBA students who have completed this course.


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