UMD Social Sciences Business Plan Competition Students Visit Optimal

Date: October 24, 2012
Location: College Park, MD

Students from the University of Maryland (UMD) will be visiting Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) on October 25 as part of the “Be the Solution” Business Plan Competition.  The students are participating in a program launched in September which ultimately prepares them for competing for team prizes of up to $2,500 for the best start-up concept.  The competition is sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

The visit to Optimal is intended to enhance the students’ perspectives by providing real-world exposure to innovative projects in the social sciences.  During their visit, the students will learn about current projects that Optimal is engaged in which are relevant to the topics of their business plan competition .Competition topics include: 

  • Global Sustainability
  • Understanding Societies and Culture
  • Improving the Human Condition
  • International Relations

In addition, the students will learn from and engage with Optimal staff about the start-up and entrepreneurial/innovation path that Optimal has taken in social sciences.As part of their visit, the students will also walk through Optimal’s new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center for ideas on how to spur collaboration, new ideas and manage implementation.  Optimal is currently the only social sciences firm in UMD’s M Square research park and its President, Mark Turner is a member of the BSOS Board of Visitors.  Dr. Turner will server as one of the competition judges and Optimal is proud to be one of the sponsors of the competition.
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Point of contact for all inquiries :

Tracye Turner
Optimal Solutions Group, LLC
[email protected]