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Dingman Center Expands Board of Advisors

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland has expanded its Board of Advisors from 15 to 21 members. The additions are part of an effort to engage more successful founders, investors and business leaders in the activities of the Center and expand its footprint in the region and nationwide. This esteemed group advises the Center’s executive director on strategic initiatives, development and growth opportunities and provides mentorship and connections to student and alumni entrepreneurs.

Six Quotes from Sports Business Leader Ted Leonsis

Ted LeonsisDuring his University of Maryland visit on Sept. 19, 2017, Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis shared lessons from his youth and career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Here are six quotes from the inaugural Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series, made possible through a gift from Robert G. Hisaoka to the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Smith School.Read more...

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Launches Startup Podcast

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has launched a startup podcast called Bootstrapped. The podcast features founders, investors and serial entrepreneurs from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia startup scene. While the podcast covers many aspects of startup life, the heart of the show focuses on funding from both the founder and investor perspectives, thus the name, Bootstrapped.

The Dingman Center to Celebrate 30th Anniversary at 2nd Annual Rudy Awards

On May 5, 2016, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is set to host the second annual “Rudy Awards.” Named for Dingman’s founder and former Smith School Dean Rudolph “Rudy” Lamone, this annual banquet was created to honor the vibrant network of student and alumni entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and many others who contribute to the center’s continued success.

Podcast: Are Uber Drivers Employees or Contractors?

A decision by the California Labor Commission has opened the debate on whether Uber drivers should be considered employees or independent contractors. Knowledge@Wharton on SiriusXM Business Radio (Channel 111) recently hosted a conversation between Smith School professor Brent Goldfarb and labor attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan. Following is an excerpt from the conversation, hosted by Dan Loney. Read more...


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