Launch an Idea

spark: Where Fearless Ideas Start - A two-day ideation event featuring brainstorming activities that provides students with a means to discover and explore how their passions can translate into business ideas.

Dingman Fridays - Every Friday, experienced entrepreneurs are available to provide actionable feedback on your business idea. These appointments are informal – no suits or business plans necessary. Sessions are open to students, alumni, staff and faculty.

Legal Office Hours - Meet with a Dingman Legal Advisor to receive free legal advice for your startup.

Dingman Jumpstart - Lay the foundation for your idea to become a reality. This pivotal workshop is a crash-course in business models, financials, understanding your competition and much more. 

Fearless Founders Accelerator - A student accelerator program that guides student ventures from idea to launch using the lean startup methodology.

Terp Marketplace - Students are given the opportunity to test the market and sell their product or service to the UMD community.