Seed Funding ($5,000-plus)
Currently enrolled and matriculating student entrepreneurs are eligible to participate in our Terp Startup Accelerator, where they receive a stipend of up to $5,000 to work on their business for eight weeks over the summer. Additionally, student entrepreneurs who advance in our Pitch Dingman Competition may compete for a share of over $80,000 in total funding. All funding is non-dilutive.
E-Fund (Less than $1,000)
The Dingman Center can provide ad-hoc seed funding for University of Maryland startups through an E-Fund. Grants range from $250-$1000. Funding typically goes towards equipment purchases, website hosting, rapid prototyping, incorporation fees or any other costs that you see a barrier to getting an idea to market. This funding is given in the form of non-dilutive grants. All we ask is that you think of us when you take your company public. If you are interested in receiving funding, read the requirements and complete an application form.