Markus Proctor
Markus ProctorExecutive Director
Founder of Innovators of Progress and evangelist for student entrepreneurship. Markus works with each scholar to further their entrepreneurial mindset and curate resources focused on their success.
Randy Fisher
Randy FisherDirector, Customer Development & Market Validation
20+ years of business experience working with innovative leaders, startups, and entrepreneurs. Randy coaches students one-on-one in their Customer Discovery journey.

Our Partners

We establish strategic partnerships with companies, non-profits, and universities to secure resources and opportunities for our students.

Early Charm Ventures

Maryland Technology Internship Program

Conscious Venture Lab

Selection Committee

This committee was established to evaluate student applications utilizing diverse, entrepreneurial perspectives, which represents some of the most impressive practitioners in the region and they are excited to learn more about your big ideas.

A. Jay Nwachu


Innovation Works

Alec Ross

Entrepreneur, Investor, Author


Holly DeArmond

Managing Director

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at UMD

Stephanie Chin

Hutch Program Manager


Steve Seiden

Founder and President

Acquired Data Solutions

Marianna Pappas

Program Director

Conscious Venture Lab

Mark Juetten

IP Scouting
and Licensing Associate

Early Charm Ventures