Seven students were named winners of the University of Baltimore's third annual Rise to the Challenge competition, with judges from the world of start-ups and small businesses assessing the merits of their various business proposals on April 16. The competition is an opportunity for students from across campus to describe their business concepts as they would to a venture capital executive, a potential customer, or even to a skeptical stranger. The winners take home a cash prize and offers of in-kind services.
A group of 11 University of Baltimore students have been selected as finalists for UB's Rise to the Challenge competition. These entrepreneurs will face off on April 16, as judges consider the merits of their new business ventures. Good luck to all!
The University of Baltimore will celebrate the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23, an international recognition of the creators, investors and supporters who drive economic growth and improve lives everywhere through small businesses and start-ups. UB and its Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will host a series of activities to mark the occasion, encouraging students through business competitions, bringing in entrepreneurial leaders who will talk about their successes and challenges, and demonstrating how education and entrepreneurship go hand in hand.
Four University of Baltimore students and four UB alumni have been named as finalists in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation's second annual "Rise to the Challenge" Pitch Competition, an opportunity to introduce their dreams for a business to an audience - including mentors, business leaders, and even those who might someday buy or sell their products and services. The competition, which features mentoring opportunities and cash prizes, will take place on May 1.
The University of Baltimore will join in the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week - the world's largest recognition of those who "bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare," according to the event's website - with a series of participatory events hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Merrick School of Business, Nov. 18-22.