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Mar 04, 2013
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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...

Feb 15, 2013
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Adding Substance to Entrepreneurship

“We live in frothy times when it comes to entrepreneurship,” quipped Jason Shrensky, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, in a recent conversation on...

Feb 14, 2013
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College Park, Md. – February 14, 2013 –The University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship today narrowed the field of competitors to 12 of the country’s top student entrepreneurs in its annual Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, sponsored by Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour. They will travel to Under Armour’s headquarters in Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 21 to pitch their business in the...

Feb 04, 2013
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What does it take to be an entrepreneur?

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Maybe we should back up and start by pinpointing just what it does take to be an entrepreneur, especially one starting up in the Washington region. To find out, we went straight to the experts.

Dan Beyers, editor of the Washington Post’s...

Jan 29, 2013
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Bet you didn’t know the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has its very own “Shark Tank.” Though lacking the made-for-TV drama of the hit ABC reality series, the Dingman Center...

Jan 27, 2013
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Welcome to Innovation Fridays

Here at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, we’re helping students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community think more like innovators or start and grow businesses. We’re out in front of a university-wide pledge to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship across campus. Smith has a long history of a strong commitment to these...

Jan 10, 2013
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University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management Host 8th Annual Event

College Park, Md. - January 10, 2013 — MBA students with the best pitches for China businesses won $10,000 in cash prizes Tuesday from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the 2013 China Business Plan Competition. The annual competition is organized by the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and host partner, Peking University’s Guanghua School...

Dec 04, 2012
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Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta, the Smith School’s Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, will answer questions in “Adapt or Invent: Innovating in an Emerging Market," a webinar presented live by The Economist from 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Gupta will discuss dilemmas firms face when tweaking their products or rethinking their business model for emerging markets. The...

Oct 08, 2012
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University of Maryland Cupid’s Cup Business Competition Opens to Student Entrepreneurs Nationwide
Under Armour’s Kevin Plank Sponsors Major Expansion of Annual Event

College Park, Md. – October 8, 2012 – University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is expanding its annual Cupid’s Cup Business Competition to find the country’s top student...

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