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University of Maryland College Park (UMD)

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland

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Maryland Innovation Initiative

Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) promotes the commercialization of research conducted in partnership with Maryland universities and institutions.…

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Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund (MEIF), administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce, offers a state match to private funds raised in support of endo…

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Incubator
Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

At UMD, we cultivate a campus of fearless innovators to reframe and disrupt the norm to bring about change. By empowering students to reimagine the landscape, not blend in, we prepare them to solve th…

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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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UMD & UMB Seed Grant Program

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) and University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campuses are pleased to co-host the joint Research and Innovation Seed Grant Program. The intent of this init…

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Healthcare, Technology, Health IT, Health Technology, Public Health

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Incubator
Maryland International Incubator

The Maryland International Incubator (MI2) is the outcome of a collaboration between University of Maryland, College Park, and the Maryland Department of Commerce (DBED), aimed at connecting the state…

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SPARK

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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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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Mentorship
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 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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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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Accelerator
Terp Startup

Terp Startup is a summer accelerator program that helps student entrepreneurs make progress on their startup for eight weeks in the summer in lieu of an internship. At the end of the summer program, s…

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Mentorship
Legal Office Hours

There is no entrepreneur in the world who won’t need legal guidance at some point in their entrepreneurial journey. Legal Office Hours at the Dingman Center gives UMD students and alumni the opportuni…

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Terp Marketplace

Sell your product or service to UMD students, faculty and staff at an upcoming Terp Marketplace! Find out if what you have is a product or service people want and the price they are willing to pay. Th…

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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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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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StartupUMD Business Fundamentals Workshops

A series of hands-on workshops developed collaboratively by UM Ventures, Mtech, and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship specifically for UMD faculty and graduate students to teach business concepts an…

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Mentorship
UMD Entrepreneurs in Residence

Experienced seiral entrepreneurs will serve as your business mentors and will help you figure out detailed plan and next steps in your startup journey. They can help answer many questions about starti…

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Himan CEOs

As the nation’s first living-learning entrepreneurship program, Hinman CEOs is a groundbreaking initiative placing entrepreneurial students from all technical and non-technical academic disciplines in…

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Mentorship
Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center

The Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center (MIPLRC) offers free legal services to entrepreneurs and emerging technology companies, including patent applications, prior art searches, lice…

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Incubator
Startup Shell

Startup Shell is the student-run coworking space and incubator at the University of Maryland. We foster entrepreneurship through collaboration.…

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Mtech Ventures

Mtech Ventures partners with entrepreneurs to build leading technology companies. With company founders facing challenges such as business planning, staffing, launching, and financing, we provide expe…

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Impact Seed Fund

Dream big, but have a positive impact on the world. That's the idea behind the new, Impact Seed Fund program available to select University of Maryland student entrepreneurs.The Impact Seed Fund off…

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Sustainability Fund

The University Sustainability Fund provides funding for projects that promote environmental sustainability, and positively impact and enhance the student experience at UMD. The Fund will allocate fu…

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Sustainability, Green/Clean Energy, Environmental

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Incubator
The Do Good Accelerator

The Do Good Accelerator is a collaborative space on campus that supports and helps to scale up students' innovative solutions to our world's most pressing challenges. The Accelerator offers a number o…

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Do Good Lunch With Leaders

The Do Good Accelerator is proud to host its Lunch with Leaders Series on the 2nd Wednesday of (almost) every month. This series provides UMD students and members of the local community a chance to me…

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Accelerator
Do Good Summer Program

Where will you be this summer? Do you have an idea that could change someone’s life? Are you working on a Do Good project or social venture that could benefit from coaching, programming, and/or finan…

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Do Good Challenge

The annual Do Good Challenge inspires students to make a difference for the issues, ideas, and communities they care about. Students from across campus spend the year advocating, fundraising, voluntee…

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Incubator
Scale Your Impact

Scale Your Impact is a signature program of the Do Good Accelerator that provides customized support and financial resources to University of Maryland students and alumni looking to extend their reach…

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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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Makerspace
Terrapin Works

Terrapin Works is a collection of digital manufacturing resources provided as a service to the campus and surrounding community. These resources range from consumer grade 3D printers to high end produ…

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Biotechnology Research and Education Program

Mtech's Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP) is the region's premier biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and biofuel research center, designed to bolster Maryland's burgeoning biotechnolog…

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Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals

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Makerspace
John and Stella Graces MakerSpace

Located in the Terrapin Learning Commons on the second floor of McKeldin Library, the John and Stella Graves MakerSpace is the University of Maryland Libraries' very own makerspace.Visit us to exper…

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Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS)

Grants for Technology Product DevelopmentMarket-driven new technology and innovation leads to new products and new jobs. Creating jobs in innovative Maryland companies is what the Maryland Industri…

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Technology, Higher Education

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Mentorship
Maryland Small Business Development Center Baltimore

Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers FREE individualized consulting, from start up to established businesses. We also offer comprehensive training programs, from those just thinkin…

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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program (EIP)

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) provides University of Maryland Honors College freshmen and sophomores with an interdisciplinary, living and learning education to help build the entr…

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Terp Entrepreneur Network

The Alumni Association's first industry network is the Terp Entrepreneur Network! TEN is a platform for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals to network, shar…

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MAVRIC Funding and Events Newsletter

Curated email newsletter for funding and events related to mixed/augmented/virtual realitySign up at https://umd.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=3370d950051c69475e7539755&id=e0c7f605d5…

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Makerspace
Sandbox

Sandbox is a student-run makerspace for artists, designers, and hackers to create amazing things. Come in with your ideas and build your project.…

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Startup Village

Startup Village is an autonomous collective of UMD students & Alumni entrepreneurs living together to build a greater College Park.…

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301 Ventures

301 Ventures is a venture capital fund based in College Park, MD that is run by students with both Venture Capital & entrepreneurial experience. We invest $10K-$50K into companies and passionate ent…

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Corprenect

The Corprenect Program connects innovators and entrepreneurs with corporations in Maryland for technology development projects that drive innovation.Through the program, entrepreneurs and innovators …

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Under Armour Sustainability Challenge

Submit your idea for improving sustainability at Under Armour for a chance to work with the company on creating better athletes in a better world.…

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Fitness, Materials, Energy, Consumer Products, Sustainability, Data Science, Environmental, Green/Clean Energy, Manufacturing

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Coworking
WeWork @ UMD

Discover Workspace in College ParkWeWork empowers forward-thinking companies from every industry to do their best work—and this new market is no exception. We have locations in some of the most creat…

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University

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university in College Park, Maryland. Founded in 1856, UMD is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland…

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7999 Regents Dr., University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742

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