COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Nov. 17, 2014 - The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed Brent Goldfarb as academic director of the school’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.
Statistics show that most startups fail – but not because they lack good ideas, products or technology. Most startups fail because they lack enough of the right customers and a clear plan of action. Enter Dingman Jumpstart, a proprietary program designed by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship that helps University of Maryland alumni increase their odds of building successful businesses by learning how to reduce “customer risk” and develop clear action plans.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is growing its Capital Access Network (CAN) program, which provides open and efficient access to early-stage capital for entrepreneurs in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
College Park, Md. – June 1, 2009 — The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced Craig Dye has joined the center as director of investments. In his new position, Dye will be leading the continued growth of the Dingman Center’s Capital Access Network, a successful angel investment group focused on funding early-stage deals up to $1.5 million.
University of Maryland students and not just learning about entrepreneurship this semester – they are hard at work starting and growing their own businesses. And for the first time, they are also getting course credit to do so.
The University of Maryland offers a set of “Fearless Ideas” courses through its Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AIE), a signature initiative to infuse the university with a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across all colleges, building on the institution's excellence as a research university.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business will offer four Fearless Ideas courses in fall 2014:
SEMIFINALISTS TO COMPETE FOR $115K NATIONAL BUSINESS COMPETITION CHAIRED BY UNDER ARMOUR FOUNDER AND CEO
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business stands out as a hotbed for angel investing, according to a new report released by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights.
Have an idea for a business? Innovation Fridays informal sessions are held Fridays from 11-1 p.m. 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 PitchDingman@rhsmith.umd.edu.