Idea Shell

Idea Shell

Anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship (no idea required!). You should attend an Innovation Fridays session, submit an application and meet with the Dingman Center team before starting the program. 

The application deadline is Friday, February 13. Complete the application at Email Adam VanWagner at with questions or for more information.


  • Attend 75% of program workshops and complete in-class activities;  some workshops may be taken off from requirements on a case-by-case basis
  • Participate in advising sessions with assigned Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR)
  • Customer discovery and experimentation  
  • Final presentation


  • Utilize office space 8-10 hours a month
  • Attend Dingman Center events
  • Participate in Pitch Dingman Competition and Terp Marketplace


  • Craft elevator pitch
  • Complete Lean Canvas
  • Identify and build minimum viable product
  • Interact with potential customers