The Alumni Association's first industry network is the Terp Entrepreneur Network! TEN is a platform for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals to network, share expertise and enjoy exclusive experiences.

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Meet the Board:

Nikhil Balakumar
Vice President
Nikhil Balakumar '14

Nick Kurgansky
Treasurer
Nick Kurgansky '13

Mark Lawrence
Board Member
Mark Lawrence '02

Ben Offit
Board Member
Ben Offit '09

Shelby Hampton-Watson
Board Member
Kisha Hemphill Powell '97

Justin Silbert
Board Member
Justin Silbert '03

Join the Conversation

Make sure to keep up-to-date with news and events by updating your information in the Alumni Directory, join the TEN listserv, and follow us on LinkedIn or Facebook.

Online Community

As a Terp, you have exclusive access to our online networking platform, Terrapins Connect. Join the Entrepreneurs Community to identify alumni from all over the world who are seeking connections with other Terp entrepreneurs. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

The Alumni Association hosts events throughout the country to help alumni entrepreneurs connect with one another and learn from dynamic panels and workshops. Learn more.

Campus Resources

The University of Maryland is one of the leading universities for innovation and entrepreneurship. Many of the resources are available to alumni to help you achieve your startup goals. Learn more.

Get Informed

  • Dingman Bootstrapped - Hear from founders, investors and serial entrepreneurs on the Dingman Center’s podcast, Bootstrapped.
  • Dingman Center Newsletter - subscribe to “The Pitch” to reach about the latest news and events happening in the DC, Maryland and Virginia startup world.
  • Dingman Fridays - advising sessions offered to all UMD alumni to get feedback on your business ideas.
  • Entrepreneurship Education for Anyone - non-credit, open enrollment UMD courses and certificates offered online through Coursera.
  • MTech Startup Hours - Free, open entrepreneur office hours for UMD students, faculty and staff, and regional entrepreneurs with bio or tech-based startups or ideas.
  • Online Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship - this 100% online program educates and empowers graduate students to launch and lead innovative startups and corporate ventures.
  • Startup UMD Business Fundamentals Workshop Series - a series of hands-on workshops to teach business concepts and skills, startup resources and how to take advantage of them, legal issues surrounding startups, and many other practice know-how.
  • Webinar Recordings - the alumni association has a robust portfolio of recorded webinars to help you achieve your professional goals. Check out the archive list here.

Get Invested

Get Connected

  • MTech Ventures - offering entrepreneurs flexible, affordable space, lean startup training, introductions to industry experts and investors, and access to UMD resources.
  • Hire a Terp - need to find Terp talent? The best place to go is Careers4Terps for general positions, or target students and alumni from Engineering and Business through their individual sites.
  • Terrapin Works - rapid prototyping and digital design for te UMD community.
  • Work with faculty - there are many needs for alumni entrepreneurs to partner with UMD faculty researchers. Please fill out the Office of Technology Commercialization intake form to express interest.
  • Local and National Resources - the Dingman Center has compiled a list of external groups that alumni entrepreneurs might find helpful in their pursuit of Fearless Ideas.