Team of students collaborates on a project

CSM’s continuing education course Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship—known as “T2E” for short—will enable aspiring entrepreneurs of diverse ages and backgrounds to work on teams with experienced tech startup mentors and engineers and scientists from NSWC IHEODTD and other local federal labs, with the goal of developing viable startup businesses using technologies developed by these labs.

CSM also has courses and programs to help small business at all stages. Those courses can be found at on the Small Business Development Center website.

Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship (TEC-5150)

In this intensive, experiential learning course, teams comprised of students partnered with a local scientist/researcher practice a methodology for creating startup companies to market the researcher's technological innovation. The course focuses on getting students out of the classroom to pursue customer development and test their business model hypotheses against the realities of the market. Student teams will partner with Principle Investigators (PIs) from local Federal Research Laboratories to identify a suitable business model for turning their PI's existing technology into a viable startup business.

If you're interested in taking the class, you must complete an assessment prior to enrolling. Visit for details.