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This Drone is Helping Golf Courses Stay Green

By | Jun 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

In just a few short years, the advancement in drone technology has made it possible for everyone from a young child to commercial business to use its core capabilities. James Peverill, CEO GreenSight Agronomics, used to build drones for the military and now uses…



Big Ideas Coming out of UMD’s Startup Shell Incubator

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

The University of Maryland is part of the reason that Maryland, as a state, is producing some really innovative entrepreneurial talent. Their student-run incubator and co-working space Startup Shell (shell, because the UMD mascot is the Terrapin -very clever, guys), which opened in 2012, is home to…

Startups & Apps


7 Hottest Startups Coming Out of DC Area Universities

By | Dec 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It should be no surprise that universities are often epicenters of innovation. The colleges and universities in the DC area are no exception. The DC metro area is home to some pretty exceptional educational institutions such as George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University,…


RECESS: Cuban’s College Tour Announces Dates, Partners with USA Network

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Call it a crossroads between music, ideas, and entrepreneurship. RECESS is continuing its nationwide tour to help students connect with mentors, grow their businesses, hear from successful entrepreneurs and celebrate with an end-of-the-day concert. “RECESS Pitch is a college ‘Shark Tank’ style competition that…



Eyefull Lets You Discover Your Next Restaurant Meal with Its Visual Search App

By | Sep 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

If you’re like every other Instagram user in the world, then your feeds are filled with pics of natural landscapes, selfies, and food. And, no matter your level of tolerance for such things, the prevalence of such things on the social platform will likely…

Startups & Apps


VentureBoard: Resources for Student Entrepreneurs

By | Sep 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

I first contacted Avi Eisenberger about a week ago, sending him an email shortly after 11 pm. A response was in my inbox 15 minutes later. For the 22-year old Eisenberger, who graduated from the University of Maryland in May, this schedule is probably…



Zombie Race Creators Win Cupid’s Cup Competition, Startup Maryland Launches

By | Apr 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

FINALLY – Zombie apocalypse training is gaining the recognition that it deserves.  At least that was the consensus amongst the most recent Cupid’s Cup business competition, held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Reed Street…



Sponto Wants To Be Your Go-To Event-Finding Mobile Application

By | Jan 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

It’s Friday.  Your plans just fell through.  It’s 8pm – the night isn’t getting any younger.  You’ve worked hard all week, and you’re determined play.  You don’t know what to do.  More accurately, you don’t know what there is to do. Sponto does.  This…


Angel Funding: Sometimes Even Pretty Girls Don’t Get Asked to Dance

By | Dec 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm

I’m a Dingman Angel, which is an angel network sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.  As a member of the group, I recently encountered a disgruntled entrepreneur who was incredulous that his startup was eliminated during the screening process –…


Always Be In-The-Know About Campus Happenings with NeverBoredU

By | Nov 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

A hub for all events that occur on or around the college campus, new startup NeverBoredU‘s aim is simple: cure student boredom at all costs. Never again will you miss that nationally-renowned speaker or the next flash rave at the library. More often than…


DC DC Area Coming-Out Party: Distilled Intelligence

By | Oct 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm isn’t your standard Venture Capital firm, at least not the type of firm we’ve become use to in the DC region. There’s just something different about the firm’s partners Jonathon Perrelli and Adam Fazackerley.  They talk differently, they’re approachable and pragmatic where others…

Startups & Apps


3D Sound From VisiSonics

By | May 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Most of us have 2 ears.  None of us have 5.1 ears.  So why do we need  complicated expensive equipment to render 2 dimensional sound? Current 5.1 sound solutions deliver directional sounds on a flat 2 dimensional plane.  These systems enable us to identify…



University of Maryland’s Cupid’s Cup: A Celebration of Entrepreneurship

By | Apr 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, began his foray into entrepreneurship as a University of Maryland undergrad and walk-on football player.  While at school, he and his future wife developed a business playing cupid for budding student romances by selling and delivering…



Startup Pitches Go 140 Characters @TweetDingman

By | Mar 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Can you tell your story in 10 Tweets or less? Glen Hellman wants you to – and the winner gets $2,000. Not bad for just 1280 characters! One of our special Tech Cocktail contributors, Glen Hellman, is on the board of the Dingman Center…


2011 Outlook For Small Businesses: A Mixed Bag

By | Feb 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Network Solutions just shared their State of Small Business Report with the University of Maryland Robert H Smith School of Business and it’s not pretty. But it is optimistic. Here’s why. From the first paragraph of the report: The competitive health of America’s small…