Dingman Center Mentor Network

Dingman Center Mentor Network

The Dingman Center Mentor Network is the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s initiative to connect our network of successful entrepreneurs and professionals to our top student entrepreneurs.

Through our Fearless Founders Accelerator, Pitch Dingman Competition Coaching, or most recently our Mentor Network Platform, we have many avenues for our top student entrepreneurs to seek the support they need.


The Dingman Center Mentor Network is a resource that amplifies our Center’s mission to

  • Equip the next generation to launch and support ventures that advance industry and society;
  • Connect the University of Maryland to the innovation economy; and
  • Leverage thought leadership and our network to make entrepreneurs of all kinds more successful

Through dedicated mentorship to our top student entrepreneurs we aim to better equip them to launch, we connect them to the broader entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem, and we leverage our network to help them succeed.

How it works:

Our mentors are paired with student ventures through Pitch Competition Coaching, 1:1 venture mentorship in our Fearless Founders Accelerator, and virtual advising through our Mentor Network Platform. If you are interested in engaging the Dingman Center community as a Subject Matter Expert or Venture Mentor, please fill out our Volunteer Intake Form.

Students interested in mentorship can find more information on joining our Fearless Founders Accelerator here.

Alumni and business professionals interested in serving as an advisor or mentor, please fill out our Volunteer Intake Form.

Who are our Venture Mentors?

Get to know our current Venture Mentors here.