and board member, Gloto Corporation and co-founder, Solipsys Corporation; Samuel E. Feigin, partner and deputy chair, business and finance department, Nixon Peabody LLP; David Kirsch, associate professor, Robert H. Smith School of Business; Corinna Lathan, co-founder, board chair and CEO of AnthroTronix; Amy Millman, president, Springboard Enterprises; Mark Rothman, founder and CEO, MYTA; and Sebastian Traeger, founder, Razoo.
The eleventh annual University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition promotes the commercialization of innovative ideas and university-created technologies by offering faculty and students prizes for the best new venture plans. The competition emphasizes learning through coaching and the experience of presenting ideas to an expert panel of judges.
Since its inception in 2001, the BPC has awarded $627,000 in prizes to University of Maryland faculty, students, and alumni to help them launch their innovative new ventures.
Previous winners include five multi-million dollar ventures, two of which were among the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in 2010 for the second straight year.
The UM $75K Business Plan Competition was founded and is managed by the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech).
For photos from the competition, visit: www.bpc.umd.edu.
About Mtech (www.mtech.umd.edu)
The mission of Mtech is to educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs, create successful technology ventures, and connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed. Founded in 1983, Mtech has had a $25.7 billion impact on the Maryland economy and helped create or retain more than 5,300 jobs. Top-selling products such as MedImmune's Synagis®, which protects infants from a deadly respiratory disease, and Hughes Communications
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