Entrepreneurial Fellowship

President’s Entrepreneurial Fellowship


One of UMB’s top priorities is commercializing innovative technologies discovered by UMB faculty into new therapeutics, vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices, software solutions, and research tools. Successful technology transfer can improve health care around the world and create jobs in Maryland.

The President’s Entrepreneurial Fellowship (PEF) is an exclusive opportunity for students to obtain hands-on training and experience advancing real-world, early-stage business ventures based on discoveries made by UMB faculty.

The interdisciplinary teams engage in a variety of projects to evaluate specific UMB technologies; identify market opportunities, funding sources, and strategic partners; or develop business, legal, and regulatory strategies.

Program Summary

The Fellowship, managed by UM Ventures Baltimore, is a paid, part-time, and remote opportunity for students from one of UMB’s schools and the Robert H. Smith School of Business. In addition to experience, Fellows develop a strong network with each another and the advisors. The PEF began in 2015 and has trained over 50 Fellows to-date; many alumni have gone on to pursue exciting careers in science, technology, business, healthcare, and law.

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News Coverage
This University of Maryland program brings students inside health startups
May 29, 2019
Technical.ly Baltimore