Impact

The Academy’s mission is to bring innovation and entrepreneurship to all 35,000+ UMD students. Every semester we get closer to our goal by collaborating with all 12 schools and colleges. Here’s some of the buzz we’ve generated:


UMD ranked in Top 10 for I&E for the third straight year


by the Princeton Review


UMD ranked one of the Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs in 2018


by Entrepreneur Magazine


How design thinking can be applied across the campus


a snippet from the Chronicle of Education. Read the full article here.

Explore how I-Corps impacts UMD Students (The Diamondback) Explore how I-Corps impacts UMD Students (The Diamondback)


NSF Awards $3.45M National Innovation Ecosystem Grant to University of Maryland


to continue leading one of seven I-Corps nodes in the country

UMD Notables and Firsts


First-of-kind hybrid undergraduate incubator/dormitory where students live, study, and work


featured on CNN when launched in the ’00-’01 academic year


First Maryland tech incubator


launched in 1985 graduating 100+ companies including biotech industry leaders Martek Biosciences & Digene


Notable innovator and entrepreneur alumni


who are behind Under Armour, Sirius XM Radio, Google, Oculus VR, Polycom, Crash Bandicoot, arterial stents, hyperlinks, and the UPC bar code


Over 40 active angel investors and VCs


participate in the on-campus angel network


Global entrepreneurship partnerships


in China, Israel, and Russia


30 Days of enTERPreneurship


celebrated every spring, awarding more than a quarter million dollars for the best ideas and innovations in tech, business, healthcare, social value, and clean energy