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Jan 21, 2016
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is kicking off 2016 with a new strategic initiative. Historically, the center has focused primarily on traditional entrepreneurship but recently has recognized the desire among its student populations to pursue social ventures. To execute social entrepreneurship programming, the center has welcomed Sara Herald as associate director for social entrepreneurship.

Jan 06, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research
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American car companies sold more vehicles in 2015 than ever before, with sales boosted by low gas prices and a recovering economy — a remarkable turnaround from the recession years. But at the same time, GM is placing a bet on the industry's next phase: It has announced an investment of $500 million in Lyft, the No. 2 car-hailing service (after Uber). This is the first time a car company has directly invested in either Lyft...

Jan 05, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Evan Lutz, a 2014 alumnus of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is scheduled to appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on Jan. 8, 2016, to pitch Hungry Harvest, a company that ships surplus produce destined for waste to local families and businesses. Shark Tank is a reality television show where budding entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of high-powered investors.

Dec 31, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research
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Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.

Dec 15, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The Do Good Challenge is excited to announce the selection of the 2015-2016 Accelerator and Ladies First awardees.

Dec 08, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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François de Zamaróczy, Smith MBA candidate 2017, writes about the Pitch Dingman semifinals event last week. Pitch Dingman is the University of Maryland’s only business competition exclusively for Terps.

Nov 20, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Entrepreneurs beat long odds when they launch a company, scale it up and sell it to investors. Jason Cohen ’96 has done it five times in 15 years.

Nov 16, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Meeting current customer demands won’t be enough in 2025, keynote speaker Calvin G. Butler Jr. said on Nov. 13, 2015, at the fourth annual Smith School Business Summit in Baltimore.

Nov 06, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Contributions to Venture Acceleration. The award was presented at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Annual Conference, hosted by the University of Florida, Oct. 29-31.

Oct 30, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will be hosting the 2015 Entrée’preneurship Conference at the Universities at Shady Grove on Nov. 16, 2015.

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