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Feb 24, 2015
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Twelve startups have been selected from nearly 200 worldwide entries to advance to the semifinal round in the Tenth Annual Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, presented by Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Feb 02, 2015
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The Dingman Center has added to its roster of mentors and advisors by bringing on six attorneys to serve as Dingman Legal Advisors. Beginning Friday, February 6, Dingman Legal Advisors will be available on alternating Fridays to provide free legal advice to student entrepreneurs. These 30-minute appointment-only sessions will allow students to have valuable conversations regarding the legal aspects of their startup.

Jan 22, 2015
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Would you (or someone you know) buy customizable fashion jewelry? It’s a question entrepreneur Seble Alemayehu, MBA ’12, hopes to figure out by the end of her eight weeks participating in a new program at the University of Maryland. She and 16 other UMD alumni hoping to launch startups this year are getting the help they need to get their venture off the ground with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s Jumpstart program.

Jan 13, 2015
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In this issue of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Rajshree Agarwal to talk about the future of innovation in America and how companies can inspire entrepreneurship among their employees.

Jan 13, 2015
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Holly DeArmond to talk about global entrepreneurship and what this means at the University of Maryland and beyond.

Dec 22, 2014
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Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.

Dec 08, 2014
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business “discovers, equips, connects and celebrates entrepreneurs” through events and opportunities such as Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which took place the week of Nov. 17, 2014. [VIDEO]

Nov 17, 2014
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Nov. 17, 2014 - The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed Brent Goldfarb as academic director of the school’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.

Nov 06, 2014
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Statistics show that most startups fail – but not because they lack good ideas, products or technology. Most startups fail because they lack enough of the right customers and a clear plan of action. Enter Dingman Jumpstart, a proprietary program designed by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship that helps University of Maryland alumni increase their odds of building successful businesses by learning how to reduce “customer risk” and develop clear action plans.

Nov 03, 2014
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. and BALTIMORE, Md. – Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Cupid's Cup Business Competition, presented by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. In the 10th annual competition, the top student entrepreneurs from across the country and around the world can compete for $115,000 in total cash prizes.

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