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.
More than $100,000 will be on the line in “Cupid’s Cup 2.0,” an expanded version of the 11-year-old entrepreneurship competition led by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ’96.
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.
On Thursday, April 7, Cupid’s Cup Entrepreneurship Competition will return to The Clarice for its eleventh year of show-stopping startup exhibition. Six companies have been announced as finalists, selected from hundreds of applications representing nearly 100 universities and colleges.
A “superfood coffee blend” developed and sold by University of Maryland graduates is one of six finalists vying for more than $100,000 in total prizes in the 2016 Cupid's Cup Entrepreneurship Competition.
Scholly, a startup app out of Drexel University that make it easy for students to find college scholarships, won the $75,000 top prize at the 10th annual Cupid’s Cup, chaired by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ’96 and hosted by the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.
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The easy-to-use app allows students to search for and identify available scholarships based on individual preferences and key criteria
Couldn't make it to watch Cupid's Cup in person today? A live stream will be made available at the start of the competition, targeted for 6 p.m. (EDT).
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Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business announced today the corporate sponsors of the final round of the 2015 Cupid's Cup Business Competition. The event is from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at UMD’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.