What a crazy week! With Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy putting the area out of commission for 2 days, we hope all of you were able to stay dry and safe! Things are moving along here at the Dingman Center, with several events and programs in the pipeline for November including the UMD Startup Career and Internship Fair (Friday 11/9 at The Stamp), Terp Marketplace (Saturday 11/17 at the Terps vs. FSU fooball game), and an action-packed Global Entrepreneurship Week (Monday 11/12 – Friday 11/16!) Keep updated on all Dingman Center events by following our twitter and liking our Facebook Page.
Now here’s some interesting reads from the week!
This week’s Business Rx column features social enterprise Food Recovery Networks receiving revenue model advice from Melissa Carrier of the Center for Social value Creation.
Important news for all entrepreneurs, DC Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill yesterday expanding incentives for the tech sector. The district has been very active in making DC more attractive to emerging tech startups. Read more about the Technology Sector Enhancement Act of 2012 here!
Speaking of startups and DC, today marks the kickoff of Digital Capital Week in DC! Having trouble naigating the myriad of events on the schedule? In the Capital makes it easier for you by breaking down the 10 “must-see” events of DC week!
And lastly, have you noticed that many tech savvy small business owners are making use of their tablets and mobile devices to do business? App developers all around the world have been hard at work creating programs to make mobile devices way more than just entertainment machines. This article from Entrepreneur.com highlights 5 lesser known iPhone/iPad apps for small business owners.