Cupid's Cup

Cupid’s Cup to Expand Beyond Its Maryland Base

Following 11 years at the University of Maryland, the Cupid’s Cup entrepreneurship competition will expand its reach to other U.S. campuses starting in March 2017. The first host outside Maryland will be Northwestern University in Chicago, starting a rotation that will give aspiring entrepreneurs around the country greater opportunities to compete for more than $100,000 in cash prizes each year.

Javazen’s Hustle, Savvy Stand Out in Cupid’s Cup Victory

Javazen, which blends coffee with teas and superfoods for “a healthier caffeine boost,” topped five other entries in the 11th annual competition, established by Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank -- in collaboration with his alma mater and founding "university partner" the University of Maryland. The finals took place Thursday, April 7, 2016, at UMD’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Javazen founders and UMD graduates Eric Golman ’15 (economics and environmental science), Ryan Schueler ’14 (marketing), Aaron Wallach ’14 (kinesiology and exercise science) took home the grand prize, which includes $75,000, in-kind services and guidance from top business leaders, and the prestigious Cupid’s Cup title.


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