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Aug 09, 2013
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Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives hosted 75 Chinese MBA students from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in Beijing – one of China’s premiere business schools – for two weeks last month in College Park. The students, most of whom had never been to the United States, traveled to Maryland to experience business education in an American setting.

The two groups were on campus from July 7 to 19 and attended special courses with Smith faculty Rosallina Ferraro, Xiaohui Gao, Brent Goldfarb, Mary Harms, Sunil Mithas, Janet Wagner, Liu...

Jul 01, 2013
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Cupid's Cup Business & Innovation Showcase

College Park, Md. – July 1, 2013 – Astrapi Corporation, whose patented signal modulation technology will revolutionize the mobile communications industry, has...

Apr 30, 2013
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Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is recognized as a “Tech Titan” in the May 2013 issue of Washingtonian magazine. Fine is named for “encouraging more education aimed at start-ups and commercializing students’ ideas,” and she’s in great company among the top players...

Apr 11, 2013
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Imagine standing in front of group of people telling them about your awesome new idea. An idea for a business.

But it’s not just a business idea. It’s an innovative new product. It’s a much-needed service.

It’s your blood, sweat and tears. It’s all you’ve been working on for months on end.

It’s your future.

It’s your dream.

Now imagine this group is an audience. A big audience. An audience made up of your friends, family, peers, professors and complete strangers.

An audience that is headed by a panel of judges...

Apr 09, 2013
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For more than 50 companies at the Business & Innovation Showcase, Friday, April 5, 2013, was game time.

Sponsored by BB&T and hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, the showcase housed entrepreneurs from the Smith School, the university and the region.

The showcase, which was held in a packed Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, also offered an element of competition: five $2,000 prizes were at stake and the competition was fierce.

From a music-playing...

Apr 08, 2013
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College Park, Md. – April 8, 2013 – The University of Maryland’s Earth Starter, maker of the Nourishmat modular garden kit, took home $52,500 as the top winner of the eighth annual Cupid’s Cup. The first year as a national business competition, the event was held April 5 at UMD’s College Park campus, hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cupid’s Cup is sponsored by alumnus Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, the Baltimore-based leader in performance apparel, footwear and...

Apr 03, 2013
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The University of Maryland kicks off its 2013 “30 Days of EnTERPreneurship” this week on Friday, April 5 with the 8th annual Cupid’s Cup business competition, hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Six startups will compete in the national business competition, sponsored by Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour. The finalists are vying for $70,000 in cash funding and exclusive access to a member of Plank’s professional network. Each will deliver a 6-minute business pitch to Plank and a...

Mar 26, 2013
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Under Armour’s Kevin Plank Serves as Sponsor and Judge

Six startups will compete in the April 5 final round of Cupid’s Cup, the national business competition held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The annual competition is sponsored by Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of...

Mar 04, 2013
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Welcome to Innovation Fridays

Crowd-funding your startup?

Today’s conversation focuses on crowd-funding – the ability for companies to seek investments from a large pool of small investors via the Internet. Is this growing funding option a game-changer? Our experts say maybe for some entrepreneurs – but not for startups...

Feb 25, 2013
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College Park, Md. – February 22, 2013 – Six startups advanced to compete in the April 5, 2013 final round of Cupid’s Cup, the national business competition held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The annual competition is sponsored by Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour. Twelve entrepreneurs from eight universities nationwide competed in the semifinal round, held yesterday at Under...

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