Another busy week is in the books for the Dingman Center in the midst of MBA finals week (midterms for everyone else). Today was also the first Pitch Dingman Competition of the year and competition was fierce! Congratulations are due to Diagnostic anSERs for winning both the $2000 grand prize and the $250 people’s choice award! Props also to imagine(x) took home the $500 second prize, and a big congratulations to all of our competitors, Lb of Cure, Procity, and AquaSwitch for giving some amazing pitches!
As always, here are some worthwhile articles to read over a much deserved weekend!
As always, we start off with this week’s Business Rx column from the Washington Post, this week’s column features YaSabe, an internet search business geared towards Hispanics in the US.
For small businesses, learning how to leverage social media is a great way to take advantage of the network effects of technology. Steve Johnson, Chief Revenue Officer of Hootsuite, shares his perspective on effective social media strategies. This article from Mashable also explains how small businesses can best utilize LinkedIn to recruit top talent,
This post from Dingman Center Board Member Glen Hellman’s blog examines the difference between leadership and management. Which side do you fall into? Be sure to follow Glen’s blog for more of his insights!
The great thing about Pitch Dingman is that you can come in with an idea, and leave with a plan. This article from Entrepreneur articulates the virtues of finding someone to bounce those ideas out of. If you have an idea, come into the Dingman Center on Fridays to find your collaborators!
Finally, a recent Dow Jones report claims that venture-backed companies with women in their c-suite are more likely to succeed, in fact powerful women sit behind many of today’s most promising startups! Could this mean great things for the Dingman Center with managing director Elana Fine at the helm?
Until next week!