Dingman Jumpstart

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Dingman Jumpstart is where you lay the foundation for your idea to become a reality. This pivotal workshop is a 2 hour crash-course in business models, financials, understanding your competition and much more. Dingman Jumpstart is a great way to test your idea and qualify for the spring semester New Venture Practicum course (BMGT468R/ENES498R), the first stage in the Dingman Center’s Fearless Founders Accelerator.

Female students may register here for Dingman Jumpstart: Ladies First Edition on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. in 1415 VMH!

Candidates or Eligible Participants:

Dingman Jumpstart is for current University of Maryland College Park students. This is the perfect stage for student entrepreneurs that have decided they want to pursue their startup idea but are still seeking a framework by which to execute the idea.


Participants will attend a series of concentrated workshops on the following:

  • Idea Generation

  • Need in the Market

  • Market Sizing

  • Qualifying the Idea and Talking to Customers

  • Business Models

  • Competition

  • Go to Market Strategy

  • Revenue Streams

  • How are you prepared to execute on this?

The workshops will be accompanied by a workbook outlining the material presented and activities to apply the learnings to your specific idea.


  • Identify, understand, and assess the foundational aspects transforming an Idea into a business