Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.
Is the influential theory of "disruptive innovation" bunk? Or to put it in a less specific and blunt way: Are businesses — and business professors — too quick to accept as fact theories that aren't supported by rigorous data? Both propositions are true, says Smith School professor Brent Goldfarb, who made that provocative case in a major presentation at the Academy of Management conference last month in Vancouver...
Ever wonder how a blend of coffee, tea and chocolate might taste? Or how you’d look in a street-art inspired hat? Try for yourself at the Terp Startup Demo Day, the culmination of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s summer incubator program. Seven startups will offer hands-on demonstrations of their products and services on Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m. in room 2333 in Van Munching Hall.
Fitbit is riding high: When the wearable fitness device company went public last month, its stock closed the day 48 percent over its IPO price, which puts the company's value at $4.1 billion. But critics see some vulnerabilities. Smith alumna Elana Fine, managing director of the school's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, shares insights. ...
Businesswomen need to speak up and ask for more, two experts from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business said June 20, 2015, at the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.
Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is nominated for Thinkers50, the world's 50 most influential living management thinkers.
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University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management Host 9th Annual Event
Every two years, Washingtonian magazine identifies the “most influential and exciting people” in the D.C. region’s technology scene. Elana Fine stands out in this crowd. Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, joins the magazine’s 2015 Tech Titans list, where she landed in 2013. The Washingtonian formerly recognized this year’s honorees in a May 21 “Tech Titans cocktail” reception at the Carnegie Institute for Science.
Thirteen student-run companies in the Spring 2015 Hatch Cohort of the Fearless Founders program have been awarded a total of $11,000 in funding to continue working on their businesses this summer.
One of the most remarkable features of the Dingman Center of Entrepreneurship is our extraordinary community of entrepreneurs. From Entrepreneurs in Residence, to angel investors and our student entrepreneurs, it is the people who engage with the Dingman Center that keeps its entrepreneurial spirit thriving.