The presentation provides a case study of the academic year 2010-11 launch of the new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) at the University of Maryland. Modeled on the university's award-winning Hinman CEOs Program for upper-classmen, the new two-year EIP living-learning program for Honors College freshmen and sophomores combines challenging academics, experiential learning, and a community-living environment to help foster students' entrepreneurial skills in opportunity discovery, creativity, innovation and business creation. The presentation looks back on the first year of the program and provides an interim review of the program's progress, an assessment of initial results, and discussion of lessons learned.
James Green leads the education activities of Mtech as the Director of Entrepreneurship Education with responsibilities for the Hinman CEOs Program, the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the University of Maryland. As a Senior Lecturer and Associate Director with Mtech, he designs and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. Dr. Green is Co-Director of the Certificate in Innovation... Read More →
Jay Smith is the inaugural Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the University of Maryland. He manages both its operational aspects as well as teaching and mentoring the living-learning student community members. Mr. Smith joined the University of Maryland in the summer of 2010 after serving for five years as Associate Professor of the Inamori Academy of Kagoshima (National) University in southern Japan. At Kagoshima University, he developed and taught courses in venture... Read More →
Jaclin Warner serves as Coordinator for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP). In this role, Jaclin is responsible for coordinating EIP operational functions, marketing initiatives, and related activities. Prior to joining Mtech, Jaclin held roles in advising, academic and student affairs, and project coordination at several universities throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Jaclin holds bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in sociology from Stanford University... Read More →
Friday March 23, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
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