The University of Maryland is one of the cases that I am completing during my research on the modern university and its role as a frontier for entrepreneurship. Here’s an interesting snapshot of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering’s entrepreneurship program and a recent event at the White House. From UMD:
The success of the Clark School’s entrepreneurship programs drew invitations to 35 students from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) to visit the White House yesterday as part of the “I Am an Entrepreneur” event.
Sponsored by the Young Entrepreneur Council and MTV, the event served as a platform for more than 150 aspiring and current entrepreneurs from universities across the country to learn from successful young entrepreneurs. YEC founder Scott Gerber kicked off the event, while MTV’s Sway Calloway moderated a series of panels featuring business leaders and entrepreneurs such as Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Dina Kaplan, co-founder of blip.tv.
“This was the most inspiring entrepreneurship-related event I have been to,” said EIP student and marketing and psychology major Melinda Pandiangan. “The sheer amount of wealth and talent they had packed into one room made everyone want to go out and do something, not just talk about it. They gave you the impression that anything really was possible.”