University System of Maryland
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
To identify, acknowledge and celebrate the entrepreneurial contributions of USM's faculty and staff to the Maryland business community and economy.
There are several potential benefits to the USM from establishing this award:
The annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be recognized by the USM Board of Regents in a formal ceremony and public event. The recipient(s) will receive a $1,000 cash prize and a commemorative plaque.
Eligibility:The applicant for this award must be a full-time faculty or staff of a University System of Maryland institution, who has been primarily responsible for the launch of a new venture start-up or a social enterprise within the last three years. The venture must be a viable enterprise that has received a significant amount of funding either through earned revenue, grants, and/or debt/equity financing. The applicant should be able to demonstrate potential with a sustainable business model and impact on the Maryland community and economy.
Application:Click here to download the application. Applications should not exceed five pages exclusive of the required internal letter(s) of endorsement or optional external letters, which should be sent directly from the endorser to firstname.lastname@example.org in support of the nominee's qualifications:
Note: the closing date for applications is October 30, 2012. Please e-mail completed application or questions to email@example.com.
Criteria for Nominee Selection