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Nov 07, 2019
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Starting a company is a hard but fulfilling journey, Julia Brown ’13 told female undergraduates at the fourth annual Ladies First Fall Dinner.

The dinner discussion, hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, aimed to create an encouraging space for nonbinary and female students to brainstorm, share and discuss starting their own companies.

Nov 04, 2019
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This week, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at Maryland Smith will launch the pilot of the Terp Startup Fellows, an exciting addition to the Center’s venture programming portfolio that supports entrepreneurs of all kinds at University of Maryland. The Terp Startup Fellows is a continuation of the Center’s Terp Startup summer Accelerator, which provides a competitive stipend up to $5,000, co-working space and curriculum to 10 - 15 teams who spend eight weeks working to make progress on their businesses.

Oct 31, 2019
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Food production will move in two directions to keep pace with consumer demand in the 21st century, Honest Tea co-founder Seth Goldman told faculty, staff and students on Oct. 30, 2019, at the University of Maryland.

Sep 30, 2019
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University of Maryland students sparked ideas for nonbinary clothing, home-cooked food delivery and more on Sept. 28, 2019, at the annual spark: Where Fearless Ideas Start. Co-hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and Startup Shell, a student-run incubator, the ideation workshop fostered experimentation and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Aug 08, 2019
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The vibe was decidedly California cool — a bright white and modern wood industrial office space buzzing with entrepreneurs hard at work building their businesses, sipping cold brew and kombucha.

Not Silicon Valley, but instead a WeWork in College Park, Md., where 15 student teams were selected by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to take part in its competitive Terp Startup summer accelerator program.

Aug 06, 2019
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland has expanded its board of advisors to add three new members for the 2019-20 academic year. The additions are part of an effort to engage more successful alumni founders, investors and business leaders in the activities of the center and expand its footprint in the region and nationwide.

May 03, 2019
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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 2 to celebrate the fifth 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 entrepreneurs. Awards were given to student and alumni entrepreneurs, venture mentors, angel investors and faculty.

Apr 22, 2019
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that it has expanded its Terp Startup summer accelerator program to host 15 student startups this year. Launched in 2015 with just six startups in its first cohort, Terp Startup has grown each year to accommodate increased demand from student founders.

Apr 11, 2019
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Glassdoor and The Washington Post recognize EVERFI as one of the best places to work. Founder Tom Davidson said his Washington, D.C.-based education technology company is also one of the hardest places to work.

Mar 08, 2019
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Aurora Tights, makers of performance apparel for dancers and ice skaters of all skin tones, won the $15,000 grand prize at yesterday’s Pitch Dingman Competition, the University of Maryland’s business competition. Hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, the competition awarded $30,000 in seed funding to top student entrepreneurs in a “Shark Tank”-style pitch session. The competition is chaired by UMD Distinguished Alumnus Robert G. Hisaoka ’79, whose generous donation created more opportunities for...

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