For more information contact:
Alla Corey, Program Manager
The Perks of Pitch Dingman
with successful entrepreneurs
Practice presenting your idea
Receive actionable feedback
Build your business
progress to compete for start-up funding
Pitch Dingman Informal Sessions
Have an idea for a business? Pitch Dingman informal sessions are held Fridays
from 11-1 pm in 2518 Van Munching Hall and open to all UMD students.
Entrepreneurs in Residence are available to hear and evaluate new business
ideas. Questions? Email
Pitch Dingman Competitions
Twice a semester, students can compete for $2,750 in start-up funding at the
Pitch Dingman Competition. Everyone is welcome to attend Pitch Dingman Competitions
as an audience member and there is no need to register. Interested in competing?
Start with an informal Pitch Dingman Session
Preparing Your Presentation
For the Pitch Dingman Competition, your pitch should be a six-minute presentation
providing a brief overview of your business idea. It is meant to help you—as an
entrepreneur—to practice and hone your ability to verbalize and sell the idea to
early stage investors such as friends and family, angel investors and venture capital
firms. The key is to share your passion and enthusiasm for your idea!
Topics to include in your pitch are:
Keep in mind that every business is unique and so should be your presentation.
Please practice your presentation several times.
2012-2013 Competition Dates
Frequently Asked Questions