Recommendations from friends and growing up in the region helped Marcus De Paula decide on the Smith School for his education. Today De Paula is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator. His sculptures have been exhibited in many places, including a piece built for Burning Man in 2022.
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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

Elevate! Diverse Founders Panelists Offer Insights to Level Entrepreneurial Playing Field

For most entrepreneurs, acquiring capital can be the difference between a vision and seeing their venture come to life. However, for entrepreneurs from marginalized and underrepresented communities, there are even more barriers to overcome. On Thursday, Nov. 16, a panel of bank executives, entrepreneurs and investors convened in Van Munching Hall to share their lessons in acquiring capital and to highlight opportunities for general business growth for entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities during Elevate! Diverse Founders: Access to Capital.

Join the Initiative for Veteran Lifelong Learning Leadership, the Center for Global Business, and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship to celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week as we honor veteran-owned small businesses creating jobs and impact in Maryland and beyond.

The event is co-hosted by the Maryland Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs.

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Smith School No 11 (Publics) in U.S. News and World Report's 2024 Undergraduate Business Program Ranking

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business rose two places to rank No. 21 overall and No. 11 among public schools in this year's U.S. News and World Report Undergraduate Business Program Ranking, solidifying its standing as a premier institution for undergraduate education.

Maximize your Smith School student experience and learn about all the center opportunities to get involved, grow your skills, and expand your knowledge. Center representation includes the Center for Global Business, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Social Value Creation, and the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets.

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Join the Dingman Center for its first annual Elevate! Diverse Founders Dinner to celebrate the entrepreneurial journeys of underrepresented entrepreneurs. Hear personal stories and conversations between diverse entrepreneurs that explore their challenges and triumphs. Explore what community and allyship can look like in order to elevate equity and inclusion within entrepreneurship. Dinner will be provided for all attendees.

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Exclusively for both current and alumni members of Terp Startup, Pitch Dingman Finalists and Startup Shell, Founders Forum is an opportunity to continue honing our entrepreneurial skills, to learn from our peers, and to catch up with one another. Each month, we’ll deep dive a new topic related to running your businesses in a roundtable style, while also making time to socialize and chat.

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Sell your product or service to UMD students, faculty and staff at Terp Marketplace! Find out if what you have is a product or service people want and the price they are willing to pay. The Dingman Center will provide UMD student entrepreneurs with a table, chair, and tablecloth. Vendors bring their products, marketing materials, a sign with your name/logo and anything else to add to your table.

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Dingman Advising sessions will be held every Thursday of the semester from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. These advising sessions are a mix of in-person (at the Dingman Center offices in Van Munching Hall) and virtual on Zoom so please pay close attention to the location when you register. These sessions are open to all UMD students, staff and alumni. Venture mentors, subject matter experts, and guest advisors are available to listen to your idea, offer feedback and provide actionable next steps.

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Meme Stocks in 2023: What Novice Investors Should Know

Recently screened at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival, “This is Not Financial Advice” is acclaimed for exploring the multi-million dollar rise and fall of crypto-influencer Glauber Contessoto. But there's much more.

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