Webisode 1 -- Do you have what it takes? [VIDEO]
Imagine standing in front of group of people telling them about your awesome new idea. An idea for a business.
But it’s not just a business idea. It’s an innovative new product. It’s a much-needed service.
It’s your blood, sweat and tears. It’s all you’ve been working on for months on end.
It’s your future.
It’s your dream.
Now imagine this group is an audience. A big audience. An audience made up of your friends, family, peers, professors and complete strangers.
For more than 50 companies at the Business & Innovation Showcase, Friday, April 5, 2013, was game time.
Sponsored by BB&T and hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, the showcase housed entrepreneurs from the Smith School, the university and the region.
The showcase, which was held in a packed Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, also offered an element of competition: five $2,000 prizes were at stake and the competition was fierce.
College Park, Md. – April 8, 2013 – The University of Maryland’s Earth Starter, maker of the Nourishmat modular garden kit, took home $52,500 as the top winner of the eighth annual Cupid’s Cup. The first year as a national business competition, the event was held April 5 at UMD’s College Park campus, hosted by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Cupid’s Cup is sponsored by alumnus Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour, the Baltimore-based leader in performance apparel, footwear and