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.
MBA students had the upcoming presidential election on their minds as they plotted merger and acquisition strategies and recommendations for big players in the aerospace and defense industries. Teams from some of the country’s top MBA programs went head to head in an intense match to offer the best pitch in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 6th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition.
A student team representing the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business took second place in the team and individual writing competitions at the 2012 Biz Quiz hosted by Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business in November 2012.
University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management Host 8th Annual Event
College Park, Md. – February 14, 2013 –The University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship today narrowed the field of competitors to 12 of the country’s top student entrepreneurs in its annual Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, sponsored by Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour. They will travel to Under Armour’s headquarters in Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 21 to pitch their business in the semifinal round of the competition.
College Park, Md. – February 22, 2013 – Six startups advanced to compete in the April 5, 2013 final round of Cupid’s Cup, the national business competition held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The annual competition is sponsored by Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour.
A blaze kills several workers at the Indonesia subsidiary of a multinational food company already facing a developing attack from a rainforest protection network.
How can the United States stay competitive and lead in a world of rapid and dramatic change? Deborah Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, discussed the challenges and opportunities of a transformed competitive landscape at a BB&T Colloquium on Competitiveness and Innovation on Feb. 21, 2013. The event was sponsored by BB&T in partnership with Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. School of Business.
Spending 36 hours straight with the same group of people would generally turn off most students, but a team of four undergraduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business enthusiastically did so in February 2013 as part of the Wake Forest Marketing Summit, a case competition held annually at WFU’s campus in Winston-Salem, NC. After nearly two days of intense competition that culminated in a final presentation to case sponsor FedEx, the students returned triumphantly to College Park with the first place trophy and $10,000 in prize winnings.
College Park, Md., March 14, 2013 - Competition was so close among University of Maryland student social entrepreneurs that judges awarded two top winners in a recent “No Limits Social Impact Pitch Competition.”