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Innovation Fridays: MBAs Start With Startups

The 2013 Smith Marketplace challenged MBAs to create and operate a business in their very first week on campus as part of orientation. [VIDEO]

Innovation Fridays

Welcome back! Thank goodness it’s “Innovation Fridays.” 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

TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge Announced

Broadcaster Tavis Smiley, in partnership with the University of Maryland, will launch a $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address some of society’s most pressing issues in three key areas: hunger, education,

Advice, Encouragement at Dingman Jumpstart Program

Aspiring entrepreneurs got advice from their more seasoned counterparts as part of the Dingman Center’s Jumpstart program. Jumpstart is an intensive 5-day bootcamp where teams of University of Maryland students and alumni

Chinese MBAs Visit For Short-term Immersion Course

Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives hosted 75 Chinese MBA students from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management in Beijing – one of China’s premiere business schools – for two weeks last month in College Park. The

University of Maryland’s Cupid’s Cup Business & Innovation Showcase Leads to $1.5M Investment for Local Startup

Astrapi Corporation, whose patented signal modulation technology will revolutionize the mobile communications industry, has closed a seed round totaling $1.5 million led by Dingman Center Angel investor, Bill Boyle. The

Dingman Center Leaders Make Washingtonian's "Tech Titan" List

Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is recognized as a “Tech Titan” in the May 2013 issue of Washingtonian magazine.

Cupid’s Cup: Aim for Greatness

Imagine standing in front of group of people telling them about your awesome new idea. An idea for a business. But it’s not just a business idea. It’s an innovative new product. It’s a much-needed service. It’s your

Five Companies Take Home $2,000 Prize at Business and Innovation Showcase

For more than 50 companies at the Business

Earth Starter Wins National Cupid’s Cup Business Competition

College Park, Md. – April 8, 2013 – The University of Maryland’s Earth Starter, maker of the Nourishmat modular garden kit, took home $52,500 as the top winner of the eighth annual Cupid’s Cup. The first year as a national