The University of Maryland has once again made The Princeton Review's list of the country's top entrepreneurship programs. In the 2014 list of the "Top 50 Schools For Entrepreneurship Programs," published in Entrepreneur magazine, UMD ranks No. 15 for its undergraduate program. The university also ranks No. 16 for its graduate program, up eight spots from the 2013 rankings.
The 2013 Smith Marketplace challenged MBAs to create and operate a business in their very first week on campus as part of orientation. [VIDEO]
Last spring, we got on board with the University of Maryland’s “Innovation Fridays,” introducing weekly coverage to highlight some of the exciting happenings around innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. This fall, we continue that semester-long commitment.
Here at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, we’re helping students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community think more like innovators or start and grow businesses.
Bet you didn’t know the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has its very own “Shark Tank.” Though lacking the made-for-TV drama of the hit ABC reality series, the Dingman Center Angels network is every bit the lifeline for entrepreneurs seeking critical early-stage funding and professional expertise.
Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Maybe we should back up and start by pinpointing just what it does take to be an entrepreneur, especially one starting up in the Washington region.
“We live in frothy times when it comes to entrepreneurship,” quipped Jason Shrensky, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, in a recent conversation on entrepreneurship. But Shrensky isn’t pessimistic; he’s just encouraging entrepreneurs to focus on solving problems. Entrepreneurs must be passionate and willing to evolve their ideas, too.
The 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium: “Here and Now”
Friday, March 1, 2013, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Today’s conversation focuses on crowd-funding – the ability for companies to seek investments from a large pool of small investors via the Internet. Is this growing funding option a game-changer?
The passion for sustainable business practices and fostering a work-place culture centered on creating social value was palpable at the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium on March 1, 2013.