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Feb 21, 2019
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Student founders of five University of Maryland startups are gearing up to compete in the final round of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s top business competition, the Pitch Dingman Competition. The Dingman Center at the Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts the annual event, to be held this year on March 7, 2019, in the Grand Ballroom of Maryland’s Stamp Student Union. More than 500 students, faculty, alumni and VIPs are expected to attend to watch top student entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to an expert panel of judges to compete for a...

Jan 28, 2019
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed professor Wendy W. Moe as associate dean of master’s programs. In her new role she will serve on the dean’s senior leadership team and oversee all MBA and specialty master’s programs.

Dec 05, 2018
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On November 30, 2018, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Social Value Creation hosted the inaugural Hult @ UMD, a local edition of the Hult Prize, the largest student competition for social good in the world. Competitors in the Hult Prize focused on this year’s challenge to “develop an idea to provide 10,000 jobs to young people within the next decade.” The winner of Hult @ UMD will advance to the regional semifinals in Boston in March 2019, where they will compete with other aspiring student social entrepreneurs for a chance to...

Nov 16, 2018
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On November 15, 2018, 250 attendees filled Frank Auditorium in Van Munching Hall to watch the Pitch Dingman competition semifinals, chaired by Robert G. Hisaoka ’79. The event features undergraduate, graduate and PhD student founders of 10 exemplary startups across the University of Maryland, College Park. Each team who advanced to the semifinals was vetted through a quarterfinals round by a judges panel of alumni entrepreneurs. Through Hisaoka’s generous donation, each semifinalist is named a Hisaoka Entrepreneur, providing them access to funding and...

Sep 19, 2018
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We are delighted to announce that three student entrepreneurs at the University of Maryland were featured in DC Inno's 25 Under 25. DC Inno's 25 Under 25 is an initiative to recognize the DMV’s top 25 entrepreneurs who are under the age of 25. Coming from the hallways of D.C. high schools and universities, coworking spaces, meetups, and incubators, these entrepreneurs are truly making an impact on the...

May 30, 2018
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 15th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty members. The 2018 edition covers everything from blind spots in statistics to the power of habit. Smith School professor Nicole M. Coomber recommends “How to Have a Good Day,” by Caroline Webb. “In this book Webb walks you through a number of science-based techniques to have better days at work,” Coomber says.

May 15, 2018
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On this episode of Bootstrapped, we interviewed UMD alumnus and co-founder of Zentail Daniel Sugarman ’10. Daniel and his co-founder, Daniel Sperling-Horowitz, first launched a business called HD Trade Services that used technology to decrease fraud in international trading.

May 04, 2018
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College Park, Md. - May 4, 2018 - Entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, students and faculty joined the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Thursday, May 3 to celebrate the fourth annual Rudy Awards. Named after former dean and Dingman Center founding director, Rudolph “Rudy” Lamone, the ceremony honors and recognizes the school’s vibrant community of...

May 01, 2018
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On this episode of Bootstrapped, we interviewed Scott Nash, founder and owner of MOM’s Organic Market. Nash started MOM’s Organic Market in 1987, selling produce out of his mother’s garage and using his sister’s Chevy Malibu to deliver grocery orders at night. Today, Nash has grown MOM’s Organic Market to a point where it has stores in four states and Washington D.C., employs more than 1,000 people and has a dedicated following of customers committed to its purpose of protecting and restoring the environment. In this episode, Nash discusses the slow and...

Apr 24, 2018
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that it has accepted 10 startups into its Terp Startup summer incubator program. Launched in 2015, Terp Startup is the final phase of the center's Fearless Founders accelerator. To be considered for the Terp Startup program, students undergo a rigorous application process in which they must demonstrate their startup's traction as well as their own entrepreneurial drive. The accepted startup teams will receive a stipend of up to $5,000, and a dedicated mentor to help them grow their businesses...

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