Student-run ecosystem for innovation.

Our mission is to educate students on the process of turning innovative ideas into companies by providing the resources and hands on experiences needed to become successful entrepreneurs. 


Interactive workshops focused on turning an idea into a start-up 


Events connecting UMB students with other entrepreneurs in the community


Mentorship from experienced professionals

Meet the Team

  • Jordan Fraker


    Jordan is a pharmacy student at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is interested in optimizing the patient experience through the development of technology that provides patients with both services and solutions. Jordan is currently working on a product to help acquaint patients with their prescription coverage.

  • Jeffrey Banaszak

    Strategy Director

    Jeffrey is a second year Pharmacy Student at UMSOP. He is interested in a wide array of pharmacy fields, particularly the need to advance interprofessional cohesion through synergistic communication. He hopes to learn more about value-based drug pricing and his role in the future of Industry Pharmacy.

  • Maniraj Jeyaraju

    Event Director

    Maniraj is a second year medical student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has prior experience in entrepreneurship in the social sciences, and has an emerging interest in biomedical entrepreneurship. Creative, solution-oriented thinking drives his approach to learning in the classroom and will guide his career decisions as a future physician-entrepreneur.

  • Maria Palmer


    Maria is a second year pharmacy student at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She has a degree in both Dietetics and Baking and Pastry Arts and is interested in innovating in the field of pharmacy through her unique background. She is currently open to all fields of pharmacy, but ultimately hopes to establish her own company focusing on individualized medicinal therapy for patients.

  • Saime Atakan


    Saime is a Masters of Law (LL.M.) student at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. She graduated from a foreign law school in 2013 and practiced as an attorney over 3 years in the field of corporate law and international taxation. Currently her focus is on technology law. She is interested in applying law to new technologies. She believes the collaboration of different branches for development and innovation.

Sponsor & Partner

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Network

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network is an independent student group run out of the Unversity of Maryland, Baltimore.  The information on this website is intended to provide general information on our services and philosophy.  It does not represent the views of the University of Maryland, Baltimore nor is it affliated at all with University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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