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Cupid’s Cup down to 12

Twelve startups have reached the semifinal round in the Tenth Annual Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, presented by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The 12 were selected from nearly 200 worldwide entries. The entrepreneurs will present on March 10 at Under Armour’s headquarters in Baltimore. The top five startups advance to compete for $115,000 in total prizes at the final round held April 22 at the University of Maryland, College Park. At the semifinals, competitors will pitch their businesses and interview with investors, entrepreneurship experts and Under Armour executives who will serve as judges. The semifinalists include two from the University of Maryland, Grip Boost LLC and Gym Supreme. A list of all the semifinalists:

  • East Coast Lifestyle Clothing Inc. (Acadia University) – A Canadian clothing line started in an entrepreneurship class that sells online and in 60 malls across Canada.
  • Grip Boost, LLC (University of Maryland) – A product that restores the tackiness to American football gloves, legally, after they have been worn down by the physical nature of the game.
  • Gym Supreme (University of Maryland) – A fitness startup that designs patented fitness products, including the Mega Bar, to help humanity stay consistent with their health goals.
  • Identified Technologies (University of Pennsylvania) – Enhances jobsite operations and safety for energy and construction companies using aerial data through a proprietary, pilotless unmanned aerial vehicle and dock station.
  • Let’s Be Well RED (Duke University, School of Medicine) – Combats iron deficiency in India through increasing awareness and the GudNeSs bar, which provides the World Health Organization’s recommended daily iron dosage.
  • OnYou (George Mason University) – A patent-pending magnetic smart phone case that ensures phone music and application capabilities aren’t limited during exercise.
  • Riide (Georgetown University) – Designs, builds, and sells electric bikes while providing urban transportation solutions.
  • Scholly (Drexel University) – A mobile and web application that allows students an easy way to find scholarships for college.
  • SnappyScreen, Inc. (Cornell University) – The world’s first touchless sunscreen application system.
  • Testing Timers (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) – Patented watches for ACT and SAT testing participants that aid in time management, anxiety reduction, and better results.
  • VirtualU INC (Virginia Tech) – Integrates 3D human modeling technology into the fitness and healthcare space so people can accurately track how their body changes as they lose weight.
  • ZOOS Greek Iced Teas (Stetson University) – An all-natural, real-brewed, caffeine-free, ready-to-drink Greek Iced Tea.