Tesla's fourth-quarter loss nearly tripled, to $320.4 million, but many investors remained besotted with the cutting-edge electric car company. Its stock has risen 16 percent since the Feb. 10 earnings announcement. Still, Tesla is burning through cash quickly, and the Smith School's Brent Goldfarb sees a tough road ahead for the Silicon Valley darling....
University of Maryland student entrepreneurs will vie for more than $30,000 to fund their startups at the Feb. 16 Pitch Dingman Competition final event at Stamp Student Union. Entrepreneurs heading up five businesses will take to the stage to pitch to a panel of seven judges and an audience of more than 200 students, business leaders, faculty, staff and guests.
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.
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...
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.
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The Do Good Challenge is excited to announce the selection of the 2015-2016 Accelerator and Ladies First awardees.
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.
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.
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.