The Big Bang. The Lean LaunchPad explodes at University of Maryland

Steve Blank

The University of Maryland is now integrating the Lean LaunchPad ® into standard innovation and entrepreneurship courses across all 12 colleges within the University. Impact of the Big Bang on University of Maryland Bioengineering.

Why Trump’s Victory Caused Alec Ross To Run for Governor of Maryland – Five Question Interview

Hunter Walker

My friend Alec Ross is running to be Governor of Maryland. Here you go: Hunter Walk: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in” — was it the 2016 Presidential election outcome which started you towards running for Governor of Maryland or had you been considering it prior? The budget for the State of Maryland is $41 billion, with a $17 billion operating budget. I support him and hope you’ll join me, just go to his website to learn more.

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New Maryland Startup Unites Brawn and Brains on the Football Field

The Startup Magazine

A new Maryland-based startup, Mixed River , hopes to change that stereotype by building innovative solutions that bring mixed, virtual, and augmented reality to the football field.

TerrAPPins: University of Maryland Contest Seeks Student-Developed Mobile Apps

Campus Entrepreneurship

contest for students at the University of Maryland. By Priya Kumar : Last semester, University of Maryland students received academic credit for creating iPhone apps. A great mobile application (apps for iPhones, iPads, Droid, etc.)

VentureBoard Helps Universities Help Startups


That’s what happened when University of Maryland undergraduates information systems and marketing double major Scott Block and Avi Eisenberger, and computer science major Justin Searles, got together to discuss the challenges of student entrepreneurship.

Business Contest Innovation | 2012 Maryland Pinterest Pitch Contest | Gov O’Malley

Campus Entrepreneurship

Today, I learned via a student @georgemasonU that Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland was hosting a business plan contest on Pinterest. This contest is restricted to Maryland residents, students attending a Maryland University or College and Maryland based businesses.

Research Sample | Case Study Campus | University of Maryland’s Dingman Center Angels Invest Record Amount

Campus Entrepreneurship

The University of Maryland at College Park is one of the case studies I am producing as part of my research. Here is a press release from the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship: The end of 2011 marked the close of an active year for the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. via Record Year for University of Maryland’s Dingman Center Angels.

Plank’s Cupid Cup Business Contest at U of Maryland is Open

Campus Entrepreneurship

From the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland , the application period for the Cupid’s Cup Business Competition is open. From the Smith School: Calling all University of Maryland students and recent alumni who own and operate businesses! Notice, this competition is for those who have launched businesses and reaches to alumni since 2001. I attended the finals last year and it was excellent. I look forward to watching this process over the next 5 months or so.

Cupid’s Cup 2016 | @UofMaryland @UnderArmour #KevinPlank

Campus Entrepreneurship

In completing my research on high growth ventures created by students the case of Kevin Plank (Under Armour) and the University of Maryland was part of my data collection and highlights many of the ideas uncovered. Cupid’s Cup , the annual business competition sponsored by Plank and Under Armour, completed its final round Thursday April 7 on the campus of the University of Maryland. (At

Research on Under Armour and Kevin Plank

Campus Entrepreneurship

Under Armour, and he conceived of, launched, and initially funded the firm while he was a student-athlete at the University of Maryland. The new blog is called Under Armour Files and it is dedicated to exploring and understanding the story of Kevin Plank, University of Maryland and Under Armour Inc. My regular readers know that I have been research student entrepreneurs and various other elements of entrepreneurship on campus for a number of years.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance.

Creating A Healthcare Startup – A Basic Guide


But, those who think that they can overcome these issues can go on to build a successful startup like Maryland Addiction Recovery Center. Zachary Snitzer is the director of business development at Maryland Addiction Recovery Center.

Dingman Center Relaunches Site | Cupid’s Cup on Vimeo

Campus Entrepreneurship

Of course it features Maryland Alumn / Under Armour founder Kevin Plank. Cupid’s Cup from University of Maryland on Vimeo. Saw a tweet today regarding the relaunch of the Dingman Center Website. Check out their calendar, they have a lot going on.

New Podcast – Public Service Announcement


I just drove home from Maryland and listened to about 5 of them. A colleague of mine recently told me about a new podcast called “How I Built This” It goes into the stories of famous entrepreneurs and innovators. Guy Raz (well known radio host at National Public Radio) interviews founders, etc., and turns the interviews into compelling ~30 minutes narratives. GREAT for car rides. I think my 14 year old daughter even enjoyed.

Doubling Down On a Good Thing: The National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Lite

Steve Blank

I’ve known Edmund Pendleton from the University of Maryland as the Director of the D.C. National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Node (a collaboration among the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins).

SBIR 229

4 Student Ventures Present @ Pitch Dingman 7 Oct 2011

Campus Entrepreneurship

Four University of Maryland student firms presented at the first Pitch Dingman Event of the 2011-2012 academic year. We have seen impact and fortune created by both types of firms on the Maryland Campus and also globally.

DC Regional Universities Use Lean Startup in Healthcare | NSF I-CORPS

Campus Entrepreneurship

GWU, University of Maryland and Virginia Tech have taken the lead in our region (the DC I-Corps ) and have some great people working on the program. University of Maryland, College Park.

Univ of MD Engineering Entrepreneurship Students Visit White House

Campus Entrepreneurship

The University of Maryland is one of the cases that I am completing during my research on the modern university and its role as a frontier for entrepreneurship. Here’s an interesting snapshot of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering’s entrepreneurship program and a recent event at the White House. ” via Students in Clark School Entrepreneurship Program Visit White House :: University Communications Newsdesk, University of Maryland.

7 Benefits For Startups Joining The B-Corp Movement

Startup Professionals Musings

To legally facilitate startups who want to give top priority to socially conscious solutions, seventeen states, starting with Maryland in 2010, have passed legislation allowing incorporation as a Benefit Corporation (B-Corp).

Paper-Based Business — 3 Types Of Books Consumers Don’t Like To Read Digitally


And a 2017 study by University of Maryland psychologists Patricia Alexander and Lauren Singer suggested that students learn better from traditional books than screens.

Mark Zuckerberg Drops in on #StartupTribe | Student Entrepreneurs Need Role Models

Campus Entrepreneurship

Kevin Plank (founder of Under Armour) has been very active with Maryland’s student entrepreneurs. One theme that is emerging in my research on high impact student entrepreneurs (student gazelles) is that many of them have mentors or role models that they use for guidance and inspiration. Just saw that Mark Zuckerberg dropped in on an HBS Startuptribe meeting. Anyone want to fill us in on what Mr. Zuckerberg said? Was their q & a?

Cupid’s Cup 2012 | Zombie Races | Food Prep Ed | 3D Sound Production

Campus Entrepreneurship

Kevin Plank, Under Armour founder and CEO, underwrites the competition (it is named after the campus flower delivery service he created while an undergrad, walk on football player in College Park) and this year featured Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, UMD President Loh, and some other great visitors. The real participation of alumni entrepreneurs appears to be one of the strengths of University of Maryland, the Smith School of Business, and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneur Creates a Technologically Savvy Daycare Model


Currently, we are regionally expanding with 44 child care centers under development in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland. This week, we also registered in Maryland and are now actively seeking franchisees.

Live now: The founder of greeNEWit answers your entrepreneurship questions via video. Get involved!

The Next Web

Recognized as the 2012 Maryland Green Entrepreneur of the Year, Jannati is devoted to developing social programs that have an environmental focus. Got a question for Jason? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live.

CO Impact Days: Unicorns, Zebras, Ponies, and Donkeys

Feld Thoughts

Indiana is bringing a cohort of ten community leaders, Washington is bringing five, and Maryland is bringing three. VCs love to talk about Unicorns, where a giant return is possible. Some friends in the impact investing world have recently started talking about generating giant returns by investing in Zebras (such as a nonprofit building in rural Colorado) and Ponies (an immigrant restaurant in Seattle currently using payday lending at 35% for their working capital).

Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask greeNEWit founder Jason Jannati your entrepreneurship questions

The Next Web

Recognized as the 2012 Maryland Green Entrepreneur of the Year, Jannati is devoted to developing social programs that have an environmental focus. Streaming live on The Next Web, greeNEWit founder Jason Jannati will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, May 16th.

Is Social Media Making Us Stupid?


Here’s how: a) Firstly it is developing addiction and consuming all our free time: A study by the University of Maryland states that, students who were asked to go without the Internet for 24 hours faced withdrawal symptoms.

DMV 100 Student Meetup | SkyFarm Interactive | #studentfounders

Campus Entrepreneurship

There were students from Georgetown, American University, George Washington University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, the University of Maryland, George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia.

[Review] The Good Fail


Richard Keith Latman – now the founder of Latman Interactive and CEO/co-founder of iMagicLab, a Maryland-based software company focused on the auto industry – did go through a spectacular fail.

Dorm Room Entrepreneurs from

Campus Entrepreneurship

This article , by Archana Rajan, highlights some of the actions that various colleges and universities (including the Smith School at the University of Maryland — where Plank studied) are doing to support and encourage student entrepreneurs.

What is a Social Enterprise?

Up and Running

Maryland was the first U.S. Currently this structure is available in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington D.C.,

Entrepreneur Builds on Technology Platform to Power the Barbershop Industry


Maryland & Virginia area) a great place to be an entrepreneur or business owner? Technology is changing the way people think and do things. It’s through it that one entrepreneur builds a mobile technology platform, theCut , that powers the barbershop industry.

The Coming Zombie Startup Apocalypse

This is going to be BIG.

A paper by two University of Maryland researchers who arrived at that number concluded the following: ".Observed Are we in a bubble? And if so, when will it burst? Everyone likes to debate it, and statistically, almost no one gets it right.

Role Model Entrepreneur: Brad Bergersen Interview

Startup Professionals Musings

24K Brokers has been featured on ABC-2 and Fox45 news channel in Maryland, as well as on Radio One and the Huffington Post. A few days ago I met a 26 year-old entrepreneur with an attitude that exemplifies what I believe it takes to succeed in this new economy and new world.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

Startup DC Student Career Expo | Mar 5 2012 | Hosted by GWU

Campus Entrepreneurship

Hosted by George Washington University, the Student Career Expo is a partnership between Startup DC, Startup Virginia, Startup Maryland, Georgetown, the University of Maryland, George Mason University and George Washington University. I was fortunate to attend the Startup VA launch on Jan 31 @georgemasonu Founder’s Hall. Part of the initiative is to connect students to startup opportunities.

Episode 70: Loss Aversion and Profitability with Nick Muzzatti

Mike Michalowicz

Nick Muzzatti is the operator of an entertainment rental business in Rockville, Maryland. Our Guest Nick Muzzatti is the operator of an entertainment rental business in Rockville, Maryland. Also Available On. Show Summary.

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

In DC it’s George Washington University, the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech, and now Johns Hopkins… in the Bay Area, there’s Berkeley, Stanford and UCSF. … In Southern California, there’s Caltech, USC and UCLA.

What Were You Born to Do?

Growthink Blog

Last week, I drove from NY to Maryland to meet with 15 successful business owners for 2 days. So, after the "Masterind" meeting, I'm driving home from Maryland and something strange got my attention. Very cool stuff. It's hard to realize everything you don't know until it's right in front of your face. You see, each of us took turns speaking.

8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia


Michele Gelfand, a psychology professor at the University of Maryland, distinguishes between tight and loose cultures. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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Of Course #BlackLivesMatter — How Could Anything be LESS Controversial?

Both Sides of the Table

Black lives matter. Saying it out loud is obvious. And important. Agreeing that Black lives matter does not make one anti-police — it simply acknowledges that we understand there is a white privilege in the United States that has existed since our foundation.

To B or Not to B Corp


Maryland was the first state to pass benefit corporation legislation in April 2010, followed by Hawaii, Virginia, California, Vermont, New Jersey and New York. Most entrepreneurs know that it’s a good idea to incorporate a startup as soon as possible.

I’m Back. Why I Love January

Both Sides of the Table

top photo is with my brother-in-law, Jeff McLellan in Annapolis, Maryland]. It’s January. Happy New Year! My last post was December 17 – nearly a month ago.