Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business has been at the forefront of cultivating the region's foremost entrepreneurial leaders and innovators for over a century. In recognition of these distinguished individuals' significant achievements and impact, we are proud to announce the establishment of the Robert H. Smith Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. This initiative honors outstanding alumni and dedicated supporters who have demonstrated exceptional excellence through inspired business education and entrepreneurial success. Our Entrepreneur Hall of Fame committee, consisting of faculty, alumni, and Smith leadership, warmly invites your nominations for our inaugural cohort.

Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductees are individuals who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding entrepreneurship, facilitated by an education that inspires and empowers.
  • Have established a significant record of entrepreneurial success and notable professional achievements in their business endeavors.
  • Have substantially and positively impacted society through startup innovation, public service, philanthropy, civic engagement, and/or creating societal value.
  • Uphold and embody the values of the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
  • Maintain active engagement with the Robert H. Smith School of Business, enhancing its community and supporting its mission.
  • Are alumni of the business school at the University of Maryland, presently known as the Robert H. Smith School of Business; or are distinguished, long-term supporters of the Robert H. Smith School of Business and/or the University of Maryland.

Those selected from the nominations will be honored in the new Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, which will be located in Van Munching Hall.

To nominate an individual, please fill out the form linked below.

Nomination Form

For any inquiries, you can also email Michael Hoffmeyer at mhoffmyr@umd.edu.

Nominators may be contacted for up to three years to encourage them to re-nominate any previously unselected candidates in new selection cycles.

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