Profit-driven entrepreneurs do more to help low-income families than many activists with social missions, keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. The daylong event, organized by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, brought together business, policy and academic leaders to discuss entrepreneurship in a global marketplace. A U.S. Department of Education grant provided funding.
Low-income people don’t need your aid. An entrepreneur who helped deliver cellphone access throughout Bangladesh said underserved communities prefer business solutions that open economic opportunities. “It is possible to lift others, and in the process be lifted,” keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. Quadir, founder and emeritus director of the Legatum Center at
Philip Peker, Smith Class of 2018, writes about the Smith Start Etiquette Dinner
During February and March, hundreds of students across University of Maryland worked to "do good" for their favorite cause in the 4th annual Do Good Challenge. The six most impactful and innovative ventures and projects from a field of 60 teams have advanced to the Do Good Challenge finals where they will compete for more than $20,000 in prizes. Each team will pitch their venture or project in front of a live audience and panel of judges at the Riggs Alumni Center on April 28 from 7-9 p.
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, we will have a video crew in Van Munching Hall getting general HD footage of the school for upcoming video projects. We need your help, Smith Terps!
We have an open-call for extras (students, faculty, staff, recruiters, alumni, and friends) during the following times: