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Worth Reading 11/8/13

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is coming up and we have a full lineup of events planned. We’ll be highlighting the events on Twitter and our new Instagram account! Be sure to folow us for behind the scenes picutres. Instagram: dingmancenter

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Worth Reading 10/25/13

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This week we were busy receiving applications for our various programs. For Pitch Dingman Competition, it is still not too late to apply! Register here to win $2,000 seed funding for your business idea by October 27. For Cupid’s Cup,we received impressive applications from Michigan, Massachusetts, and many states in between. Do you have what it take to conquer the toughest business competition and win $75,000? Visit www.cupidscup.com for more detail information and get started!

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Worth Reading 10/18/13

This week the Dingman Center team welcomed the first cohort of Fearless Founders! We hosted a kick-off event for the group where they attended their first workshop and celebrated in the Dingman Center bullpen. Read our last post “Introducing the Fearless Founders” for details on the 22 accepted companies.
We’ve also begun receiving applications for Cupid’s Cup! Check out cupidscup.com for details on this year’s bigger competition. Not sure if you’re ready to apply? Hit the “Apply Later” button on cupidscup.com and we’ll invite you to a webinar on November 6 to answer all your questions.

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Worth Reading 10/11/13

This week was busy for the Dingman Center. Our Assistant Director of Venture Programs, Joel Marquis attended the Venture Capital Investment Competition Information Session. We also had this month’s Dingman Center Angels investor meeting at the Microsoft Offices in Chevy Chase.

Today, we have weekly Innovation Fridays sessions, legal office hours, and Speed Pitch with ten guest advisors. Like our Facebook Page for highlights from this week’s events.

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Worth Reading 10/4/13

The Dingman Center always embraces new and different perspectives. This week we had an old friend hang out in our office. Sean Virgile, a current PhD student at UMD, used to come to the Dingman for advising. This week he began to mentoring a group of MBA students. Sean successfully founded Diagnostic anSERS and competed in a series of business competitions including Cupid’s Cup. Thank you for paying it forward, Sean!

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Worth Reading 9/27/13

This week we released our latest newsletter; take a look for updates on our connected community of remarkable entrepreneurs.

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Worth Reading 9/20/13

This week we attended the First Look Fair, one of the longest running involvement traditions at UMD, to introduce new students to the Dingman Center. We were lucky to have a booth next to our friends at the Academy of Innovation & Entrepreneurship who joined is in celebrating the new campus-wide Innovation Fridays!

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Worth Reading 9/6/13

As UMD undergrads started the new semester this week, the Dingman Center saw many old and new students coming to visit. During the summer, we worked diligently to make quite a few changes, one of which is Innovation Fridays, formerly known as Pitch Dingman. The experience is the same, only the name has changed. Students can pitch their ideas and receive feedback from experienced Entrepreneurs in Residence. We are excited to kick off Innovation Fridays today and expect to see more students this year! Now, enjoy this edition of worth reading.

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Worth Reading 8/30/13

It was an exciting week for The Dingman Center. We are thrilled to see MBA students coming back to campus for the start of another great academic year. A highlight from the week was Wednesday when the first year MBA students hosted MBA Marketplace, a fundraising competition to test out students’ creativity. Staff had fun using monopoly money to shop at the Marketplace. We also welcomed a new Dingman team member, Adam Van Wagner. Adam is our Community and Venture Programs Coordinator so many of you hear from him via email. When you’re in the office stop by and say hello.

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Worth Reading 8/23/13

Today we close out a week of Dingman Jumpstart. We’ve hosted some talented entrepreneurs with creative ideas. Check out this post on some of the entrepreneurs who have shared their stories with our students this week. We also continued our summer redecoration project. Stop by to see if you made the History of Dingman wall.

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