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Pitch Dingman Competition

Watch five student entrepreneurs compete for $2,500 in seed funding. Audience will text-to-vote for their favorite startup and award them the $500 Audience Choice Award. 

Hear from Hinman CEO Jonathan Chen. His company, FiscalNote, recently raised $1.2 Million from serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban.

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Time: 
May 1, 2014 - 5:30pm

Leadership Under Fire Puts MBAs to the Test

Time and time again business leaders go in front of the press to discuss a controversial issue and end up making a bad situation even worse. Even some of the world’s most savvy businesspeople are subject to the occasional press conference gaffe or unfortunate media statement. On February 21, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business got the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of those corporate executives on the hot seat trying to navigate the rocky waters of a mid-crisis press conference in this year’s “Leadership Under Fire” competition.

Smith Marketing PhD Student Wins Dissertation Competition

Hongshuang (Alice) Li, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is one of four winners of the 2013 MSI Alden G. Clayton Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition. Her study will be published as “Attributing Conversions in a Multichannel Online Marketing Environment: An Empirical Model and a Field Experiment," in the Journal of Marketing Research.

University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Partner Guanghua School of Management Award Prizes in 2012 Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship China Business Plan Competition

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.

MBAs Compete in University of Maryland Smith School’s Mergers and Acquisitions Contest; Ohio State Wins

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.

Semifinalists Announced in University of Maryland National Cupid’s Cup Business Competition

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.

Finalists Advance in University of Maryland National Cupid’s Cup Business 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.

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