The finalists and judges for the 2015 Cupid’s Cup Business Competition were announced today by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the competition, chaired by Plank, that seeks to foster interest in student entrepreneurship. The international competition is open to undergraduate and graduate-level students and recent graduates at accredited colleges and universities. Winners receive $115,000 in total cash prizes, coaching from a team of successful entrepreneurs, and in-kind services from top companies.
The finalists are:
- Gym Supreme (University of Maryland) – a fitness startup that designs patented fitness products, including the Mega Bar, to help individuals stay consistent with their health goals
- GudNeSs Bar (Duke University, School of Medicine) – combats iron deficiency in India through increasing awareness and distribution of the GudNeSs bar, which provides the World Health Organization’s recommended daily iron dosage
- Scholly (Drexel University) – a mobile and web application that allows students to easily research and find scholarships for college
- SnappyScreen, Inc. (Cornell University) – makers of the world’s first touch-less sunscreen application system
- VirtualU INC (Virginia Tech) – integrates 3D human modeling technology into the fitness and health care space so people can accurately track how their bodies change as they lose weight
- ZOOS Greek Iced Teas (Stetson University) – an all-natural, real-brewed, caffeine-free, ready-to-drink Greek Iced Tea
Joining Plank on the judge’s panel are:
- Daymond John, founder and CEO, FUBU and Shark Branding.
- Karen Katz, CEO, Neiman Marcus Group.
- Mike Lee, co-founder and CEO, MyFitnessPal.
- Ted Leonsis, CEO, Monumental Sports and Entertainment and owner of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards.
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