COLLEGE PARK, MD.—Good ideas have to come from somewhere. And somewhere in America,

With that spirit of entrepreneurism in mind, the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland hosted the Springboard Dolphin Tank on April 3. Pam Rothenberg, leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Impact Economy Team, was a panelist for the pitch competition.

In the Dolphin Tank, the selected entrepreneurs each delivered a three-minute business pitch. The expert panelists and the audience then provided feedback after each pitch.

The entrepreneurs were:

  • Real Tours, a photography company and next-generation business directory that leverages Matterports 3D technology to create immersive 3D virtual tours of everything from residential real estate to gyms to hotels.
  • My Style Authority, a one-stop shop, multi-media platform that matches and connects quality beauty and fashion professionals to users seeking their services or products.
  • ThePride, a Bluetooth token which enables women to quickly and discreetly reach out to their networks for help via an app when they are in potentially dangerous situations.

Joining Rothenberg in the panel discussion were Springboard Enterprises President Amy Millman, ClickMedix CEO and Co-Founder Ting Shih, and Marla Bilonick, Executive Director of the Latino Economic Development Center.

Pam Rothenberg counsels companies in the growing Impact Economy, ranging from large legacy businesses to newly formed entrepreneurial ventures, to facilitate their participation in Impact. She also has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, having worked with clients to acquire, sell, develop, lease and finance major commercial, multi-family, and mixed-use projects.