Business Workshops

ACTiVATE – Achieving the Commercialization of Technology in Ventures through Applied Training for Entrepreneurs
UMBC’s ACTiVATE program supports participants in an entrepreneurship development program focused on technology commercialization. Participants work with technology innovations from universities in the region and turn them into technology-based, start up companies. ACTiVATE is a customized program that addresses the unique needs of women interested in starting technology companies.¬†Click here for more information.


UMBC’s INNOVATE! program supports post-docs and men and women in the business community interested in an entrepreneurship development program focused on technology commercialization. INNOVATE! is a customized program modeled on UMBC’s successful ACTiVATE program and it addresses the needs of people interested in starting bio-technology businesses.
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SmartacceleratorSM for Technology Entrepreneurs
SmartacceleratorSM is a multi-day program designed to accelerate the growth and development of high tech start-up companies through training, networking, introductions to funding sources and technical assistance. It allows CEOs and their senior management teams to listen and learn first-hand from industry experts on how to secure funding and grow their business to the next level. Customized programs targeting the unique challenges faced by BioTech and Information Technology companies, as well as general technology companies, are available.

For more information contact Vivian Armor.