Nine student companies from the Spring 2015 Idea Shell Cohort have each been awarded $500 grants from Capital One. Idea Shell is the first stage of Fearless Founders, an experiential program that provides student teams the strategy, frameworks and tools necessary to develop their business ideas using lean startup methodology.
Cupid’s Cup is turning 10, and Under Armour founder Kevin Plank ’96 is celebrating with an expanded entrepreneurship competition starting 6 p.m. April 22, 2014, at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. For the first time, student teams from outside the United States will join the field vying for $115,000 in cash prizes.
The Dingman Center has added to its roster of mentors and advisors by bringing on six attorneys to serve as Dingman Legal Advisors. Beginning Friday, February 6, Dingman Legal Advisors will be available on alternating Fridays to provide free legal advice to student entrepreneurs. These 30-minute appointment-only sessions will allow students to have valuable conversations regarding the legal aspects of their startup.
Would you (or someone you know) buy customizable fashion jewelry? It’s a question entrepreneur Seble Alemayehu, MBA ’12, hopes to figure out by the end of her eight weeks participating in a new program at the University of Maryland. She and 16 other UMD alumni hoping to launch startups this year are getting the help they need to get their venture off the ground with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s Jumpstart program.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Holly DeArmond to talk about global entrepreneurship and what this means at the University of Maryland and beyond.
In this issue of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Rajshree Agarwal to talk about the future of innovation in America and how companies can inspire entrepreneurship among their employees.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Nov. 17, 2014 - The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed Brent Goldfarb as academic director of the school’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.
Statistics show that most startups fail – but not because they lack good ideas, products or technology. Most startups fail because they lack enough of the right customers and a clear plan of action. Enter Dingman Jumpstart, a proprietary program designed by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship that helps University of Maryland alumni increase their odds of building successful businesses by learning how to reduce “customer risk” and develop clear action plans.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is growing its Capital Access Network (CAN) program, which provides open and efficient access to early-stage capital for entrepreneurs in the Washington, D.C., metro area.