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Top 5 Reasons to Attend The Pitch Dingman Competition

GEW_LogoThe Pitch Dingman Competition is THE signature event of UMD’s Global Entrepreneurship Week festivities.

Aside from seeing the five finalists pitch their fearless ventures, here are the top 5 reasons you should attend the Pitch Dingman Competition on November 20th:

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Terp Spotlight on Route One Apparel


Ali Von Paris, Founder & CEO, Route One Apparel

During her junior year at UMD, Ali Von Paris was working at the popular restaurant and bar, The Thirsty Turtle. When the watering hole closed, Ali decided to design a t-shirt for her beloved co-workers as a tribute to the College Park institution. The shirts doned clever designs that read, “Turtle Survivor” and “Barely Remembered, Never Forgotten”.

Originally marketed toward employees, others started asked Ali where they could purchase their own Thirsty Turtle tee, and Route One Apparel was born.

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