The 2013 Smith Marketplace challenged MBAs to create and operate a business in their very first week on campus as part of orientation. [VIDEO]
Broadcaster Tavis Smiley, in partnership with the University of Maryland, will launch a $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address some of society’s most pressing issues in three key areas: hunger, education, and sustainability.
The inaugural TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge invites aspiring entrepreneurs to develop transformative solutions to affect positive change for individuals and communities across the nation.
Welcome back! Thank goodness it’s “Innovation Fridays.”
Last spring, we got on board with the University of Maryland’s “Innovation Fridays,” introducing weekly coverage to highlight some of the exciting happenings around innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. This fall, we continue that semester-long commitment.
Aspiring entrepreneurs got advice from their more seasoned counterparts as part of the Dingman Center’s Jumpstart program. Jumpstart is an intensive 5-day bootcamp where teams of University of Maryland students and alumni take a deep dive into building and refining their business model. The week features hands-on workshops and interactive advising sessions led by successful entrepreneurs, business executives, faculty and investors.
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...
Astrapi Corporation, whose patented signal modulation technology will revolutionize the mobile communications industry, has closed a seed round totaling $1.5 million led by Dingman Center Angel investor, Bill Boyle. The funding will be used to develop a commercially viable product for deployment with initial customers.
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 in the tech scene in the Washington region.
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.
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.
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...