Dingman Center Angel Benefits

  1.  Investor presentations by the region’s most promising early stage companies
  2.  Monthly networking with a diverse group of quality investors and advisors
  3.  Unique access to a pipeline of proprietary technologies developed at the University of Maryland
  4.  Mentoring opportunities with Dingman Center’s student entrepreneurship initiatives

Access to Technology Transfer Meetings

Dingman Center Angels investors have unique access to a pipeline of proprietary technologies developed at the University of Maryland. The Dingman Center partners with the Clark School of Engineering’s Mtech Program and the Office of Technology Commercialization to identify promising tech transfer opportunities.

Investor Meetings

Investor meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month from September to June. The Dingman Center Angels invites up to three companies to present to Dingman Center Angels investors at our pitch events. After each event, the Center works with investors on follow-up due diligence and supports companies throughout the funding process. Meetings take place both at Van Munching Hall and at various locations in the region. 

Investor Meetings 2014-2015

  • September 10: Pitch Meeting
  • October 8: Investor Education
  • November 12: Pitch Meeting
  • December 10: Portfolio Review
  • January 14: Pitch Meeting 
  • February 11: Pitch Meeting
  • March 11: Investor Education
  • April 8: Pitch Meeting 
  • May 13: Portfolio Review
  • June 10: Pitch Meeting 


The following credentials are required for our investors:

  • You must be an accredited investor: an individual investor as defined in rule 501(a) of Regulation D or an institutional investor
  • It is recommended that you live and/or frequently visit the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Have experience managing and/or building successful companies
  • Have a peer network of domain expertise and contacts to support your portfolio of investments
  • Are sincerely interested in making at least one angel investment per year.

Join our Network

To join our investor network, download and complete the Dingman Center Angels Investor Application. Send your completed form and membership fee, either $1250 for individuals or $1750 for a business entity, payable to University of Maryland, to:

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
c/o Julia Klein
2518 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD 20742

What our investors are saying?

"The Dingman Center Angels is the most sophisticated group of angel investors in the Mid-Atlantic region."

—Ed Barrientos, serial entrepreneur

"Veenome came to Dingman Center Angels with an object-recognition algorithm to make video searchable. I used a prototype of the Veenome service and loved it. I am now an investor in a company that could unlock a whole new way to monetize free video on the web. If you are an angel investor, companies like Veenome are what you want to see in your deal flow. Dingman Center Angels did a great job sourcing this deal for me."

—Jason Shrensky, serial entrepreneur