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New Pitch Dingman Competition Track Welcomes Students Without a Business

The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has added a new track this year to its signature annual competition, welcoming undergraduate and graduate students who have not yet developed a venture.

The winner has the opportunity to win $5,000 at the virtual Pitch Dingman event finals on May 4, along with guaranteed admission to the Dingman Center’s competitive Terp Startup Accelerator summer program, which offers an additional $5,000 stipend.

This Fearless Ideas track empowers students to develop a venture idea that tackles systemic racism in the fields of business, technology, or mental health. Competitors must ask themselves, “What kind of venture could I create that would improve or solve one of these problems?”

Applications are open through 11:59 p.m. EST April 5. The Fearless Ideas Track submission consists of a video pitch and slide deck, including a logo and website, if applicable. For more information, visit the Fearless Ideas Track website.

Questions? Contact Lottie Byram at or sign up for office hours with Lottie Byram or Sara Herald.

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