Dingman Center

The Dingman Center to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at 2nd Annual Rudy Awards

On May 5, 2016, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is set to host the second annual “Rudy Awards.” Named for Dingman’s founder and former Smith School Dean Rudolph “Rudy” Lamone, this annual banquet was created to honor the vibrant network of student and alumni entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and many others who contribute to the center’s continued success.

Podcast: Are Uber Drivers Employees or Contractors?

A decision by the California Labor Commission has opened the debate on whether Uber drivers should be considered employees or independent contractors. Knowledge@Wharton on SiriusXM Business Radio (Channel 111) recently hosted a conversation between Smith School professor Brent Goldfarb and labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan. Following is an excerpt from the conversation, hosted by Dan Loney. Read more...

How To Protect The Crowd In Crowdfunding

A panel discussion co-hosted by the Center for Financial Policy and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference

The JOBS Act was enacted as a way to help small businesses, the lifeblood of job growth in the U.S., more easily obtain funding by easing securities regulations.  Since 2012, the entrepreneurial community has eagerly awaited the SEC’s final guidance on the rules regarding crowdfunding.

May 8, 2015 - 7:30pm

Dingman Center Expands Mentor Network to Include Attorneys as Legal Advisors

The Dingman Center has added to its roster of mentors and advisors by bringing on six attorneys to serve as Dingman Legal Advisors. Beginning Friday, February 6, Dingman Legal Advisors will be available on alternating Fridays to provide free legal advice to student entrepreneurs. These 30-minute appointment-only sessions will allow students to have valuable conversations regarding the legal aspects of their startup.

UMD Alumni Entrepreneurs Get a “Jumpstart” from Dingman Center

Would you (or someone you know) buy customizable fashion jewelry? It’s a question entrepreneur Seble Alemayehu, MBA ’12, hopes to figure out by the end of her eight weeks participating in a new program at the University of Maryland. She and 16 other UMD alumni hoping to launch startups this year are getting the help they need to get their venture off the ground with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s Jumpstart program.


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