Remington resident Josh Massey made the news recently when a mobile app he helped create was sold to Tecore Networks, a Hanover-based tech company.
Massey and other students developed the app as part of a UMBC seminar course on entrepreneurship and innovation. The goal of the class was for students to work together to develop an idea for a business and follow it through from concept to completion. They created an app that gives students a tour of the campus without a tour guide.
According to an article in the Baltimore Business Journal, no one, not even the students or their instructor, expected to create a business they could actually sell.
But it did. The students sold the intellectual property rights for their project. They all share in the profit and they decided to give a portion back to the university. Josh and two other students who continued with the project after he class ended, will work part-time with Tecore on the project.