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. The DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region represents the most fertile science and technology region in the country with about $30 billion in federally-funded R&D. Impact of the Big Bang on University of Maryland Bioengineering.

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.)

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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. The post New Maryland Startup Unites Brawn and Brains on the Football Field appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

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. Feature Story Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship education online platform student entrepreneurship University of Maryland VentureBoard youth 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. via 2012 Maryland Pinterest Pitch Contest. 7 years ago I wrote a paper that included the case of Wisconsin as the first state hosting a business plan competition.

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.

Winning Contests Helps Startup Beyond the Launch | Univ of Maryland | MIT Enterprise Forum

Campus Entrepreneurship

From Entrepreneur Magazine: In 2006, I got into ACTiVATE, a women’s entrepreneurship training program offered through the University of Maryland. They told us about a business plan competition in the state of Maryland for women-owned companies. BTW, there is a TTO play here as it appears Appell got the ‘Tailwind’ technology from the University of Maryland – Baltimore.

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

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.

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.

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. Technology has made positive changes in every industry in the last few years, including the healthcare industry.

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.

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. The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement. The Number of Employees You Have Matters.

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. Also, noticed that they released a Cupid’s Cup video about one month ago. Business Plans & Competitions Campus Eco-System Entrepreneurship Programs Dingman Center Kevin Plank Smith School of Business

Cancel Culture And Small Businesses: Are You Ready For A PR Nightmare?


Consider what happened to the owners of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Annapolis, Maryland. by Edward Segal, author of “ Crisis Ahead: 101 Ways to Prepare for and Bounce Back from Disasters, Scandals and Other Emergencies “ Small businesses must often confront and deal with controversial issues that can threaten their image, reputation, profits, and relations with customers and the public.

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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.

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). But it wasn’t until seeing him lead the first I-Corps class at the National Institutes of Health that I realized Edmund could teach my class better than I can.

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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.

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. Third Prize ($250) —; fun, quality, stylish sun glasses targeting students at the University Maryland. 2,750 in seed funding was available for the firms.

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. I have been following the NSF I-Corps experiment since its inception and have been pleasantly surprised by its growth and expanding reach. I came across a piece from Stephanie Baum at Med City News highlighting some of the innovative teams and projects taking part.

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?

5 Things Everyone Suspected of a Crime Should Know

Women Entrepreneurs Can

However, maryland criminal lawyers can help in this regard. Many people believe that if they have not done anything wrong, they will not be imprisoned or falsely accused of a crime. This is a mistake, which you should not make under any circumstances.

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.

Virtual worlds – then, now and next

VC Cafe

Virtual wedding in Animal Crossing – Janna and Stefan, from Maryland, US, walked down the aisle and made vows during the ceremony. Virtual worlds are a fascinating topic for us at Remagine Ventures. Perhaps their appeal has to do with the escapism we all need during lockdown, or the ability to teleport ourselves to a different, utopian, virtual reality. This post is an adapted version of my talk at the Media and esports online conference we hosted earlier this week.

[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. In the startup world we often hear that failure can be a good thing, but when you have failed as often – and as spectacularly – as Richard Keith Latman you’d seriously wonder about that adage.

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).

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). More entrepreneurs want to be socially responsible these days, but fear a negative impact on profits, growth, and the ability to find an investor.

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.

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. Jason Jannati is a devoted brand strategist and leader in energy efficiency. As a founding member of the Howard County Business Council , he plays a key role in fostering the development of important relationships within the energy efficiency industry.

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. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Jason will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.

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. Inane selfies, lame memes, ridiculous games, unverified yet incendiary political as well as religious propaganda, photographs of breakfast, lunch and dinner, it goes on.

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.

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. Daycare and childcare services are a must for some parents. But the hunt for a reliable and respectable facility can be a huge pain. You constantly worry if your child is being taken care of properly and this constant stress can drive you up the wall.

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., author of “ Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Guide to Building Trust, Inspiring Respect, and Creating Long-Lasting Business Relationships “ To succeed in the global economy, business leaders have to be culturally in tune with their Asian counterparts.

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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. We attended an amazing meetup and student pitch event on Thursday March 30 at the Google offices in DC near Union Station — the 100 student DMV meetup.

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.

Small Businesses Need To Look Into These Social Media Strategies


He is also the founder of HindSite Interactive , an award-winning Maryland digital agency specializing in website design, user experience and web app development. by Payman Taei, founder of Visme.

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.

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.

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., The popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s is a certified B corporation—a type of social enterprise.

GWU Grad Student Launches Food Startup

Campus Entrepreneurship

I think the one that was the most disheartening and really made me move forward with my idea was a small farm in Maryland that had lost about 80,000 pounds of apples due to some bruising that happened because of a hail storm… I came up with the idea to start making apple crisps from [them].”. As my research on student startups highlights, food ventures are popular.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

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. Not only is it notoriously difficult to time the market, but even if you did, you''d miss out on individual winners.