The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on establishing collaboration with entrepreneurs, government, higher education institutions and businesses throughout the region. By serving as a catalyst in these connections, the Center offers both start-ups and established organizations the resources they need to explore funding opportunities, receive first-hand advice from industry experts, identify up-to-the-minute research initiatives within their industry sector and enhance their pool of employee candidates.
UMBC-sponsored initiatives such as ACTiVATE and bwtech@UMBC provide specialized environments and services geared specifically toward research and technology businesses. Through UMBC’s Shriver Center, businesses are introduced to undergraduate and graduate students interested in professional internship experience in career-related fields. Additionally, programs such as the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series and CEO Chats create an on-going dialogue between campus and the business community.