Finance, Entrepreneurship, Other
A leader with a passion for meeting and getting to know new people. I am a good listener, coach and building relationship come naturally to me.Schedule Mentor
Amber Rash is an energetic, results-oriented professional with high academic credentials and experience in financial lending and marketing, as well as leading non-profit organizations. Amber is currently employed as a loan officer with MidAtlantic Farm Credit in Denton, MD where she services a portfolio of over $35M in loan volume geared to farmers and rural land and home owners. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management with a minor in Resource Economics from the University of Delaware in 2012 and an MBA in Marketing Management at Wilmington University in 2019.Schedule Mentor
I am a loan officer with MidAtlantic Farm Credit offering various financial services to local producers on Maryland's Eastern Shore.Schedule Mentor
Social Entrepreneurship, Programming, Other
Sara Yousefnejad Gallagher is the Associate Director at the Do Good Institute (DGI).
Matthew Lowinger is a Lead Project Manager in the software development industry.Schedule Mentor
Kaitlin is the Manager of Communications for the Do Good Institute (DGI). Over the course of her career, Kaitlin has positively impacted education institutions, nonprofits, government agencies, corporations, and those they serve through strategic communications, messaging, branding, and media relations. Prior to joining the Do Good Institute, Kaitlin worked at C.Fox Communications, a mission-driven communications agency focused on helping move missions forward for organizations that do good for the good of others. Her creative thinking and passion for telling stories about positive change, innovative ideas and social impact have enabled her to secure valuable media coverage across a range of local and national publications, including the Washington Post, Bethesda Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.
Finance, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship
Jolene Gurevich is a Manager at Mtech Ventures and the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund. She is responsible for advising startups as well as managing programmatic operations for the Mtech Ventures Incubator. She is also responsible for sourcing and vetting companies for investment by the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund (CBSCF).
Holly DeArmond joined the Dingman Center in September 2012 as Assistant Director, Events and Marketing. In 2014, Holly was named Associate Director of the Center and in 2019 she was named Managing Director. Holly's primary focus is leading the Dingman Center in support of its mission to build a community that discovers, equips, connects and celebrates entrepreneurs. Key responsibilities include oversight of center operations; venture programs; brand positioning; and external relations. Holly also develops and maintains relationships with donors, board members, EIRs, the Smith School community and other campus and regional partners.Schedule Mentor
Brooke Smith creates and facilitates experiences using design thinking and lean startup to empower learners to become creative problem solvers. In her role at the university’s Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Brooke develops classes, workshops, and programs for UMD students along with public and private sector partners including the Department of Health and Human Services, NASA, USDA, and local non-profits.Schedule Mentor
Finance, Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing, Design
BS Chem Engr 61
Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Design
Drew mentors on topics every entrepreneur faces, especially in the early stages of launching their venture.Schedule Mentor
Entrepreneurship, Programming, Other
A software engineer with a top secret clearance turned 2X startup CEO turned InvestorSchedule Mentor
An innovative strategy, marketing and business development authority, Andrew is frequently asked to speak to groups on a wide variety of topics ranging from the Future of Food and Agriculture to What Special Forces Can Teach Us about Business Development. As a small "f" futurist in the food and agricultural sector, he is also a sought-after author/speaker for his technical expertise on the subjects of blue ocean strategies, trend spotting, community building, white space initiatives, making markets and generally living beyond the horizon.
Director of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center and its two initiatives, hotDesks - a network of coworking spaces on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and F³ Tech - an accelerator program in agritech, aquatech, and envirotech.Schedule Mentor