Dingman Center News

June 16, 2022
Kevin Plank ’96 Shares Entrepreneurial Lessons at EnTERPreneur Conference
Maryland Smith alum Kevin Plank ’96, speaking with University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines during a keynote chat at the third annual EnTERPreneurship Conference on June 9, urged members of the audience to support and acknowledge entrepreneurial hustle whenever they are able to – including something as simple as stopping at a children’s lemonade stand.
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May 9, 2022
The Dingman Center Announces Its Terp Startup Accelerator 2022 Cohort
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that it has accepted 12 University of Maryland student teams into its 2022 Terp Startup Accelerator summer program.
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May 2, 2022
Crypto for a Cause
For Thomas ’07 and Harry Alford ’08, the University of Maryland fostered a sense of community both on the lacrosse field, where they won two ACC championships, and in the classroom, where they delved into their heritage in African American studies courses. Now, the twins are helping others experience that brotherhood by paying it forward—in a fearlessly modern way.
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April 29, 2022
Mental Health Resource App Goes From Win to Win at 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition
While health care worker burnout intensifies as a public health crisis during the COVID pandemic, a potential tech-based antidote helped two Terps walk away with the $30,000 grand prize at the 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition on Tuesday—just five days after winning the University of Maryland’s 2022 Do Good Challenge with the same app.
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April 11, 2022
Six UMD Student Startups Named Finalists at 2022 Pitch Dingman Competition Semifinals

On April 8, 2022, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at Maryland Smith hosted the semifinals round of Pitch Dingman Competition in the Tyser Auditorium of Van Munching Hall.

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April 7, 2022
Why I Give: A Gift of Time, Expertise and Financial Support
After 17 years in venture capital, Jennifer Hsin ’98 knows a thing or two about good investments. And she has her sights set on a new one: Maryland Smith students and entrepreneurs. 
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March 29, 2022
The Maryland Smith Blockchain Accelerator Announces Its Inaugural Spring 2022 Cohort

The Maryland Smith Blockchain Accelerator is pleased to announce that it has accepted eight ventures into its inaugural Spring 2022 cohort.

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February 2, 2022
Maryland Smith Launches Blockchain Accelerator
Blockchain technology has gained prominence in recent years with the rise of cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), but its potential to impact the business world has yet to be fully realized. This impact will touch existing enterprises and propel the launch of many new businesses as well. That’s where Maryland Smith comes in.
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January 18, 2022
Pitch Dingman Competition 2022 — Back on the Big Stage!
After two years of virtual competitions, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship team is excited to bring back Pitch Dingman Competition in a live format.
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November 17, 2021
UMD Ranks Among Top 10 Schools for Entrepreneurship for 7th Straight Year
In the 2022 edition of the annual rankings, announced today by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, UMD placed No. 10 for undergraduate entrepreneurship education across all institutions—its seventh consecutive year in the top 10 and 10th straight year in the top 25—and No. 4 among public universities. It was also listed at No. 24 for graduate entrepreneurship education. New this year…
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