Dingman Center News

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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November 15, 2021
Femly CEO on Founding a Startup, Finding Success
Arion Long says she’s not just a chief executive officer; she’s also a chief estrogen officer. The founder of Femly, a company that makes plant-based and organic feminine hygiene products, Long visited Maryland Smith to speak with future entrepreneurs, as part of the annual Ladies First Speaker Event.
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October 27, 2021
Dingman’s Terp Tech Innovators Named to 25 Under 25 List
Broccoli, beef and baby formula are too often out of reach for people living many miles from a grocery store—or lacking a ride to one—forcing them to choose between paying hefty delivery fees or just going without.
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October 18, 2021
The Shatter Foundation Announces Three Female Founded UMD Ventures as 2021 Grant Recipients

It’s no secret that gender imbalances still exist in many fields, with significant implications in entrepreneurship. According to Harvard Business Review, women-led startups received just 2.3% of venture capital funding in 2020.

Read News Story : The Shatter Foundation Announces Three Female Founded UMD Ventures as 2021 Grant Recipients
September 2, 2021
$1.5M Gift From Fishlinger Family Foundation to Fund Entrepreneurship Center, Career Advising
The University of Maryland will receive a $1.5 million gift from the Fishlinger Family Foundation to support the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences’ Joel and Kim Feller Advising and Career Center. The first $1 million of the donation is designated to help fund the Dingman Center’s programs, operations and other…
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September 2, 2021
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Names Five 2021-22 Terp Startup Fellows
Two years ago the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship piloted a new program — Terp Startup Fellows, made possible by a generous donation from Bill Boyle ’81, chairman of the center’s board of advisors. Building on the success of the Dingman Center’s Terp Startup Accelerator eight-week summer program, the Terp Startup Fellows program is an effort to further accelerate the most promising student…
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July 23, 2021
Student Entrepreneurs Show Off at Terp Startup Accelerator

This summer, everyone has tried to beat the heat. But at UMD, student entrepreneurs have been hard at work showing how their ventures are just beginning to heat up.

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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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