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A better job search system. Destroyed iPhones. Email without boundaries. Bacon. Those were some of the business ideas from five student businesses who went head-to-head for $3,500 in funding in the fall Pitch Dingman Competition, Thursday, Nov. 21 at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is the Smith School’s hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. Activities are focused on building a community of entrepreneurs – and that goal extends well beyond the Smith School to students, faculty and staff across campus; alumni; and entrepreneurs throughout the region.
Watching Terps men’s basketball games from the nosebleed section, Derek Shewmon, MBA ’09, and Federico Campbell, MBA ’09, often wondered why great seats below them in the Comcast Center remained empty.
The classmates in Smith’s part-time MBA program in Washington turned that simple observation into a business that’s expanding...
The Cupid’s Cup business competition this year expanded beyond the university to award cash prizes to the most promising entrepreneurs in the country. But the April 5 competition, sponsored by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ’96 and hosted by Smith’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, found its top winner close to home.
During the week of November 18–22, the Smith School will participate as a partner in Global Entrepreneurship Week – the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
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Entrepreneurship goes beyond starting and running new businesses. All organizations need people who think like entrepreneurs to innovate, move forward and stay ahead.
College Park, Md. – November 6, 2013 – Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 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. The annual competition offers the country’s top student entrepreneurs the chance to compete for $115,000 in total cash prizes. Student can apply until January 6, 2014.
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 Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, to talk about startups, innovation and the University of Maryland’s community of entrepreneurs.