As part of the #KeepGlobalSmith campaign, the Center for Global Business held the International Business (IB) Agility Lab: Finance from February 24-26, 2021. The IB Agility Labs are short, virtual case competitions that allow undergraduate students to learn from global business leaders, collaborate with international peers
The road to success for Route One Apparel’s Ali von Paris ’12 stretched from her University of Maryland dorm room, where she designed her first T-shirts, to the Towson headquarters of her company selling distinctive Maryland-themed merchandise now worn by everyone from students to political leaders and pro sports figures.
Dov Moran, the Israeli inventor, entrepreneur and investor who is best known as the inventor of the USB memory stick, sees a bright future.
Speaking recently to Maryland Smith MBA students in the Managing Global Risks and Opportunities course, he discussed his own career-launching his first company, M-Systems, in 1989, seeing it go public in 1993 and be acquired in 2006. And he discussed his current work, running Grove Ventures, an early-stage investment fund that invests in promising new tech companies.
The Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted the third installment of a new series of webinars by the MAPIT Alliance focused on risk when entering international markets. In the webinar “Evaluating Foreign Business Partners,” experts shared helpful tips and best practices on how to evaluate potential partners for your international operations, including how to manage risk and conduct background checks on companies you are considering doing business with abroad.
When it comes to determining the sustainability of an investment, these four Maryland Smith students are tough to beat.