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Oct 26, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. For one week every November, organizations around the world participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week with events and programs that celebrate entrepreneurship. After a successful GEW 2014, the Dingman Center is back at it, November 16–20, for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

Oct 14, 2015
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Scholly, a startup app out of Drexel University that make it easy for students to find college scholarships, won the $75,000 top prize at the 10th annual Cupid’s Cup, chaired by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ’96 and hosted by the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.

Oct 14, 2015
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The Dingman Center Angels (DCA) is making a push to bring in more investors and hear more pitches from the University of Maryland alumni community.

Sep 15, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research
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Is the influential theory of "disruptive innovation" bunk? Or to put it in a less specific and blunt way: Are businesses — and business professors — too quick to accept as fact theories that aren't supported by rigorous data? Both propositions are true, says Smith School professor Brent Goldfarb, who made that provocative case in a major presentation at the Academy of Management conference last month in Vancouver...

Jul 23, 2015
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Ever wonder how a blend of coffee, tea and chocolate might taste? Or how you’d look in a street-art inspired hat? Try for yourself at the Terp Startup Demo Day, the culmination of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s summer incubator program. Seven startups will offer hands-on demonstrations of their products and services on Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m. in room 2333 in Van Munching Hall.

Jun 26, 2015
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Fitbit is riding high: When the wearable fitness device company went public last month, its stock closed the day 48 percent over its IPO price, which puts the company's value at $4.1 billion. But critics see some vulnerabilities. Smith alumna Elana Fine, managing director of the school's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, shares insights. ...

Jun 22, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Businesswomen need to speak up and ask for more, two experts from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business said June 20, 2015, at the Forté MBA Women’s Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

Jun 10, 2015
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Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is nominated for Thinkers50, the world's 50 most influential living management thinkers. 

Vote for him now at www.thinkers50.com

Jun 04, 2015
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University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management Host 9th Annual Event 

May 22, 2015
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Every two years, Washingtonian magazine identifies the “most influential and exciting people” in the D.C. region’s technology scene. Elana Fine stands out in this crowd. Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, joins the magazine’s 2015 Tech Titans list, where she landed in 2013. The Washingtonian formerly recognized this year’s honorees in a May 21 “Tech Titans cocktail” reception at the Carnegie Institute for Science.

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