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.
Released in January 2012, Sunil Mithas’ new book, “Digital Intelligence: What Every Smart Manager Must Have for Success in an Information Age,” lays out the information you need to know about IT to succeed in business.
With the economic struggles worldwide, leaders point to innovation and entrepreneurship as answer for growth and new opportunities. How can still developing economies, such as China, and even other players, including Israel, foster global innovation that can help grow the economy here at home?
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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.