Dingman Jumpstart

Dingman JumpstartJumpstart is an intensive 5-day bootcamp where teams of University of Maryland students and alumni will take a deep dive into building and refining their business model. Hands-on workshops and interactive advising sessions led by successful entrepreneurs, business executives, faculty and investors. If you have business idea the Dingman Center wants you to end your summer by starting your business!


August 19-23, 2013
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Van Munching Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Program fee

$250 for UMD Students
$350 for UMD Alumni
Apply and pay by June 7, 2013 to receive a $100 discount.
(Fee includes lunch and program materials)

Who should participate?

  • UMD students or alumni teams (1-5 people) with an idea for a startup in early stage of development
  • Open minded entrepreneurs willing to thoroughly vet ideas and explore various business models
  • Startups interested in EnTERPreneur Academy

Why participate?

  • Learn and apply the principles of the lean startup methodology
  • Refine your business idea using the Business Model Canvas
  • Receive advising from experienced entrepreneurs who provide feedback and actionable next steps
  • Participate in interactive panel discussions with expert and young entrepreneurs
  • Attend workshops on business model patterns, market research, blue ocean strategy, customer discovery and more
  • Leave with a clear path to grow your business
  • Following program completion, apply to the Dingman Center’s EnTERPreneur Academy where you can have access to a wide variety of workshops and the option to compete in Pitch Dingman Competitions held throughout the school year.

Dingman Jumpstart spots are limited and fill fast. To secure your spot, please apply here: http://ter.ps/jumpstartapp.