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Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

The Dingman Center is one of the nation’s pre-eminent institutions where the research, education and practice of entrepreneurship are pursued vigorously. We develop and execute curricular and non-curricular programs that uniquely leverage Smith School thought leadership, experiential learning and our network of practitioners to provide maximum resources to our startup community.Every initiative is designed to support the Center’s mission within the Robert H. Smith School of Business:We equip the next generation to launch and support ventures that advance industry and society;We connect the University of Maryland to the innovation economy; andWe leverage thought leadership and our network to make entrepreneurs of all kinds more successful.

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Ladies First

Ladies First is the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s commitment to increase the number of women involved in entrepreneurship at UMD.Ladies FirstThe Dingman Center launched the Ladies First in…

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Dingman Fridays

Have an idea for a business or a solution to a problem worth solving? Dingman Fridays advising sessions are held every Friday of the semester from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Dingman Center (2518 Van Mun…

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Dingman Jumpstart

Dingman Jumpstart is where you lay the foundation for your idea to become a reality. This pivotal workshop is a 3 hour crash-course in business models, financials, understanding your competition and m…

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Dingman Center Angels

The Dingman Center Angels is a Maryland based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage companies located within the Mid-Atlantic region. Our members are entrepreneurs, CXO's, ventur…

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Dingman Center Mentor Network

The Dingman Center Mentor Network is the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s initiative to connect our network of successful entrepreneurs and professionals to our top student entrepreneurs.…

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Pitch Dingman Competition

Pitch Dingman Competition is an annual business competition where University of Maryland students can compete for more than $30,000 in startup funding. The competition consists of a fall Semifinals an…

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SPARK Bootcamp

The annual spark: Where Fearless Ideas Start is an ideation event during the fall semester co-hosted by the Dingman Center and Startup Shell, a student-run incubator at the University of Maryland. The…

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Startup Fellows Programs

We recognize that our community of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are extremely interested in pursuing opportunities within current startup companies. At the same time, the startup companies we engag…

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Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series

The Robert G. Hisaoka Speaker Series was created through a generous three-year gift from Robert G. Hisaoka ’79, who aims to bring business leaders and startup founders to the University of Maryland th…

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Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund

The Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund invests in companies with innovative solutions that can help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Investments are jointly selected by inv…

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Social Impact, Environmental, Sustainability, Renewables, Agriculture, Aquacultural, Green/Clean Energy

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The Dingman Center is one of the nation’s pre-eminent institutions where the research, education and practice of entrepreneurship are pursued vigorously. We develop and execute curricular and non-curr…

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University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Van Munching Hall College Park MD 20742

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