Entrepreneurs Compete For $70K In UMD's Cupid's Cup Business Competition

   Entrepreneurs Compete For $70K In UMD's Cupid's Cup Business Competition

PR Newswire

Mar. 26

Under Armour's Kevin Plank Serves as Sponsor and Judge

Six  startups will compete in the April 5 final round of Cupid's Cup, the
national business competition  held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship
at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. The annual
competition is sponsored by Kevin Plank, CEO and founder of Under Armour. The
finalists will compete for the Cupid's Cup, $70,000 in cash funding, and
exclusive access to a member of Plank's professional network. Each will
deliver a 6-minute business pitch to Plank and a panel of judges in front of
1,000 attendees at UMD's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The final
competition day will also include a business and innovation showcase
highlighting more than 50 startups and entrepreneurship organizations.

Additional information is available at www.cupidscup.com.

When: Friday, April 5, 2013

  oBusiness & Innovation Showcase, sponsored by BB&T: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

  oCupid's Cup final competition: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where:
Dekelboum Concert Hall
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Cupid's Cup finalists:

  oCoverPlay LLC, University of Virginia -- maker of an ultra-thin Bluetooth
    speaker for mobile devices called the Mojo
  oDiagnostic anSERS, University of Maryland -- maker of ink-jet printed
    sensors for detecting trace amounts of chemicals, from explosives to
    narcotics
  oEarth Starter LLC, University of Maryland -- maker of products to
    accelerate and simplify growth and yield for gardens
  oHole Patch LLC, Case Western Reserve University -- developer of a new
    method for patching potholes
  oMoolaguides.com, Florida State University -- a study tool for college
    students that rewards academic effort
  oNeural Analytics, University of California Los Angeles -- a developer of a
    portable non-invasive medical device to diagnose traumatic brain injuries
    on the football field or the battlefield

Event website: www.cupidscup.com

Media contact:
Greg Muraski, Media Relations Specialist
gmuraski@rhsmith.umd.edu; office phone: 301-405-5283; cell phone: 301-892-0973

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- March 26, 2013/

SOURCE Robert H. Smith School of Business

Website: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu