The Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) program at bwtech provides expert mentorship to support tech innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in Maryland.

By engaging with our seasoned professionals, early-stage and startup founders enhance their likelihood of success. With practical experience, bwtech’s EiRs can empathize with the struggles that startup entrepreneurs endure and provide personalized mentorship to help them navigate those challenges, refine their business strategies, and identify growth opportunities.

EiRs offer vital assistance in several key areas, including:

  • Bridging the gap between research and commercialization.
  • Providing guidance, leadership, and a path to follow.
  • Open opportunities to meet with potential investors, customers, and other business partners.
  • Developing a strong relationship with an experienced, successful business leader who can guide a company to the next level.  

Engage with our EIRs!

If you are experiencing a business problem or concern, contact one of the EiRs at bwtech to develop an action plan for solutions and results! Each of the EiRs at bwtech brings a wealth of general business experience with specific industry expertise across a wide range of disciplines, including bio-life-sciences, technology, operations, general business strategy, cybersecurity, AI, health tech, digital strategy, and sales and marketing.

David Fink (Bio- Life-Sciences) has experience in biotechnology and biomedical product development for over 40 years, serving as either the founder or top officer of seven startups, mentoring hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs, authoring 41 scientific papers and book chapters, and securing 25 US patent awards. David also serves as a TEDCO UMBC MII Site Miner and I-Corps Mentor. Contact David Fink

Hillel Glazer (Operations) works with growing companies to enhance their operational efficiency and meet their performance targets. Hillel also serves as a TEDCO UMBC MII Site Miner where he identifies groundbreaking technologies in the labs of university faculty members and helps translate their ideas into viable businesses. Contact Hillel Glazer

Bill Anderson (Cybersecurity) is a security industry executive with extensive leadership experience founding, funding, and operating security software companies and expertise in security in the mobile ecosystem. Contact Bill Anderson

Chris Haug (General Business Strategy) is an entrepreneurship evangelist, with over 40 years conceiving, starting, and growing successful companies, with three of his own ventures, a founding team member for an additional six, and mentoring and advising hundreds of startups and early-stage growth companies. Contact Chris Haug

Chris White, UMBC ’97 (Health Tech) is an experienced health tech leader and startup founder with over 20 years of experience driving digital innovation and business growth in a variety of sectors, including health IT, Medicaid, state health agencies, academia, and entrepreneurship. Contact Chris White

Chris Ewing (Sales and Marketing) has cultivated a career in sales and marketing marked by a diverse range of experiences across several dynamic industry sectors, including aerospace, healthcare, product development, app development, drug design, aquaculture, and associations. Contact Chris Ewing

Christina Holt (Digital Product Strategy) brings over 25 years of experience as an executive-level growth advisor, specializing in digital product strategy for companies whose growth relies on broad, diverse, and growing adoption of their technology. Contact Christina Holt

Fehmida Kapadia (Bio- Life-Sciences) has over 20 years of experience in biomedical entrepreneurship, consulting, teaching and research, and has helped nearly 100 entrepreneurial projects successfully progress in their startup journey. Contact Fehmida Kapadia

Richard Chipkin (Bio- Life-Sciences) is a seasoned professional with over thirty-five years of experience in executive management, business development, and preclinical and clinical research at big pharma and biotech companies. Contact Richard Chipkin

Learn More!

bwtech clients are welcome to meet and seek strategic advice and coaching support from our EiR’s. Simply click on the name above and schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of our experts to find out how we can help you improve your business.