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Jan 17, 2012
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COLLEGE PARK, MD -- The end of 2011 marked the close of an active year for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and its Dingman Center Angels investor network. In the past year, members invested in eight regional companies, making 2011 the network’s most active year since its founding in 2004. Investments included Brazen Careerist, CirrusWorks, Nexercise, SevaCall, Spinnakr, Spotflux, Veenome, and YouEye.

Jan 05, 2012
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Beijing, China - January 5, 2012 — The University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business awarded $10,000 to winners of the 2012 China Business Plan Competition, in partnership with the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing. The January 5 contest to present the best business plan pitch also included Chinese teams from Tianjin and Zhejiang Universities and Smith’s Israel partner school, the Technion—Israeli Institute of Technology.

Oct 08, 2007
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College Park, MD - October 8, 2007 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the launch of a $175,000 alumni donor endowment fund for the Smith Schools Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship to invest in student- and alumni-run companies.

Sep 21, 2007
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In the wake of several U.S. recalls involving products made in China, six Smith School students traveled China in early September 2007 to get an up-close look at manufacturing in that country.

Sep 19, 2007
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College Park, Md. Sept. 19, 2007 - The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the university's inaugural Impact of Angel Investing seminar yesterday for distinguished alumni.

Sep 11, 2007
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College Park, Md. September 11, 2007 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, a leading provider of Executive MBA programs in China, awarded the final winners of the Smith School's third annual China Business Plan Competition.

Sep 10, 2007
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College Park, Md. September 10, 2007 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business MBA and undergraduate programs are rated among in the top 25 in the nation for entrepreneurship, according to a ranking published in the September issue of Fortune Small Business magazine.

Aug 31, 2007
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Beijing, China August 31, 2007 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business announced today it will Web cast the Sept. 10 final round of its $50,000 China Business Plan Competition live from Beijing.

Aug 08, 2007
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Beijing, China August 8, 2007 - The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced the 20 semifinalists of the schools 2007 China Business Plan Competition. The competition will award winners with more than $50,000 in cash and prizes, including a $25,000 grand prize, $15,000 second prize and $10,000 third prize.

May 07, 2007
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The second annual Cupids Cup competition was held Friday, May 4, 2007, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, MD. The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the business competition for student- and alumni-run startups. Under Armour Chief Executive Kevin Plank, a 1996 Smith graduate, put up $22,500 in prize money and helped pick the winner of this years competition Goozex Inc. (www.goozex.com), an award-winning, peer-to-multi-peer video game trading company headquartered in College Park....

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