Dingman Center News

May 18, 2021
The Shatter Foundation Partners with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s Ladies First Initiative

Shelly Kapoor Collins started the Shatter Fund LLC in 2017, on a mission to increase female entrepreneurship by providing female founders with greater access to capital. The venture capital firm invests exclusively in high-potential disruptive technology companies led by female entrepreneurs.

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May 5, 2021
Winning Team Soars With Drones at 2021 Pitch Dingman Competition

From Food to Tutoring to Technica (or Online Events), Student Entrepreneurs Take Home More Than $70K in Seed Funding

Drones helped two University of Maryland undergrads fly away with the grand prize at last night’s 2021 Pitch Dingman competition.

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May 5, 2021
The Dingman Center Announces Its Virtual Terp Startup Accelerator 2021 Cohort

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that it has accepted 16 University of Maryland student teams into its Terp Startup Accelerator summer program. This is now the program’s seventh consecutive year, with the largest cohort to date.

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April 22, 2021
Pines Announces New Quantum Business Incubator, Presents Invention and Entrepreneurship Awards

The University of Maryland will launch a new business development arm to nurture quantum-focused startups, President Darryll J. Pines announced last night at an event honoring the institution’s inventions, startup, mentor and student entrepreneurs of the year.

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April 20, 2021
Six UMD Student Startups Named Finalists at Pitch Dingman Competition Semifinals

On April 16, 2021, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at Maryland Smith hosted the virtual semifinal round of the Pitch Dingman Competition, featuring 12 student-run businesses from across the University of Maryland, College Park.

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March 22, 2021
Scholarship Honors Late Maryland Smith Student

Tom Savransky, a finance student and College Park Scholar who co-founded a virtual fitting company that would improve the experience of shopping online, is being remembered with a memorial scholarship.

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March 1, 2021
On Focus, Courage and Being Black in Entrepreneurship

Being an entrepreneur, especially a Black entrepreneur, is about hustle and courage.

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February 9, 2021
Pitch Dingman Is Back – Bigger Than Ever

Sometimes, more is just better.

This year, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is doubling down on its popular Pitch Dingman Competition, increasing both the prize money available and the ways in which to win it.

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February 5, 2021
Snead: How We Can Champion Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Now

Education regarding injustice and inequality is necessary for hopes of creating a better future for all.

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January 26, 2021
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Gears Up for an Expanded 2021 Competition

Last year’s Pitch Dingman Competition was originally scheduled for March 2020, which we now all remember well as the precipice of change to life as we knew it. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dingman Center team swiftly shifted the competition to a then unfamiliar virtual format.

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