Forty-four teams of UMD students and faculty entered the new UMD Business Model Challenge, which takes finalists through a challenging process where they hypothesize their value proposition, get out and talk to a minimum of 25 potential customers, and pivot based upon the feedback they receive.
Not everyone will finish, present in the finals, and win money. Find out who does! Come hear the stories of UMD entrepreneurs completing the first year of this new, exciting competition!
Edmund Pendleton, Director, Citrin Fellows Program and Assistant Director, VentureAccelerator
"What We Now Know About Startups
and How to Build Them."
Come learn how the world of entrepreneurship--specifically the building of high-growth, technology-based startups--has undergone a radical change in the past few years. The University of Maryland is one of a very select group of world-class universities recognized as a thought leader in this movement. If you care about startups, you cannot afford to miss this discussion. If you are building a startup, this presentation is a must.
Dean Chang, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland
Lean LaunchPad, Innovation Thinking, and the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Innovation and Entrepreneurship can mean a lot of different things. Two key aspects are the Lean LaunchPad and Innovation /Design Thinking. What are they and why are they important to UMD and AIE?