About Dingman Jumpstart

A group of University of Maryland students have decided to spend a part of their summer break in a very distinct way: these students are spending 2 weeks learning about what it takes to become an entrepreneur and trying to launching their own businesses.  About 25 students from various University of Maryland schools and colleges signed up to participate in the Dingman Jumpstart program, offered by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Dingman Jumpstart’s goals are simple yet ambitious: to equip participants with knowledge and skills required to launch and manage successful start-up ventures. Participants will assess feasibility of their ideas, as well as learn how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies.  Such skill set is invaluable in all economic conditions, and may prove to be especially valuable for students looking for alternatives to corporate jobs in a slow market.

Jumpstart includes interactive sessions and workshops lead by successful regional entrepreneurs, investors, and lawyers.  Participants will be immersed in realistic start-up environment: building a strong team, brainstorming, exchanging ideas and feedback with other teams, and pitching their ideas to investors.

Please check this blog daily to read about students’ experience!

About the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship: Founded in 1986, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is a top-tier entrepreneurial institute recognized around the world as a leader in enterprise creation. Forward looking and community focused, the Center actively encourages a real-world business culture that innovatively bridges the theoretical with the practical.

For more information about the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, please visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/dingman