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Connect & Network

As diverse and robust as the university's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem is, there is no shortage of opportunities for students, faculty, alumni, investors, business owners, and community members to connect and network.

Click on the button below to find important entrepreneurship events happening at, or are relevant to entrepreneurs and innovators at the University of Maryland.

Annual UMD Innovation & EnTERPreneurship Events


Pitch Dingman Competition

Pitch Dingman Competition, the Dingman Center’s signature annual competition, provides the university’s most talented student entrepreneurs the opportunity to compete for seed funding and exclusive access to venture development resources. Students from any college or major can now compete for over $100,000 in prizes

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Do Good Challenge

The annual Do Good Challenge inspires students to make a difference for the issues, ideas and communities they care about. Students from across campus spend the year advocating, fundraising, volunteering and developing solutions to tackle pressing social issues. Six Finalist teams pitch their project or venture and the impact they’ve created for the chance to win a share of more than $20,000.

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Hatchery Demo Day

Hatchery Demo Day

Demo Day is an opportunity for the UMD community and other stakeholders to get to know the student startups selected as a cohort to join the Mokhtarzada Hatchery program. During this event, attendees view demos of each student startup and hear from leaders in the UMD entrepreneurial community.

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Startup Fundamentals Online Workshops

A series of hands-on workshops developed to teach faculty and graduate students relevant business concepts and skills, inform them of available startup resources at UMD and how to take advantage of those resources, provide them with access to legal support and advice surrounding their startups, as well as offering faculty and graduate students the opportunity to develop applicable skills and attain new tools to activate transformational impact.

Campus Calendar & Alumni Association Events

Click on the buttons below to learn of upcoming gatherings, webinars, celebrations and more! Explore opportunities to connect with UMD faculty, staff, fellow Terps, family, and friends.