The National Urban League's 2016 Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Baltimore on Aug. 6, gave awards to two from UB: Takia Ross, B.A. '11, won $10,000 for her presentation on her start-up business, Pretty Mobile. Monique Reid, a student in UB's entrepreneurship program, earned $5,000 for her business, Advanced Laboratory Services.
The Women Presidents' Organization, an international peer advisory group for women who lead million-dollar companies, will join with the University of Baltimore to host a free workshop for women entrepreneurs on April 6.
Roadi, a parking app developed by University of Baltimore student Opeyemi Thomas, is one of 10 finalists in the inaugural Light City Baltimore pitch competition for new companies. One of five startups in the sustainability category, Roadi will receive $5,000 if it wins the judging.
Chris Wilson, an Entrepreneurship Fellow in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, has been named a 2016 Influential Marylander by the Daily Record. Wilson is the owner and founder of the Barclay Investment Corporation, a multi-service social enterprise specializing in residential and commercial contracting.
David Lingelbach, assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business, will discuss the growing complexities of the global economy - and the ways those intricate systems work for or against the formation of new business, large and small - when he serves on a panel discussion at the 32nd Annual National Association of Business Economics Economy Policy Conference in Washington.