Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pitch Dingman Competition

The Pitch Dingman Competition is the University of Maryland’s only business competition exclusively for Terps. Held annually, students can compete for more than $30,000 in startup funding. The competition consists of a fall Semifinals and a winter Finals competition. Top student entrepreneurs deliver pitches to judges who are experts in entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital.
- Applications open: September 18, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.
- Application deadline: October 19, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
- Pitch Dingman Competition Semifinals: November 16, 2017 at 6 p.m. in Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
- Pitch Dingman Competition Finals: March 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Stamp Student Union

All applicants must be a current student at the University of Maryland. Applicants will be evaluated on the uniqueness of their ideas, the current traction and scalability of their business, and the viability of their business as measured by the steps that they have taken to mitigate risks. For the Semifinal and Final rounds, judges will also take into consideration the contestants' progress toward their goals and steps taken to grow their business since time of application.