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Six college-entrepreneurs are competing for the $75,000 grand prize available in this year’s Cupid’s Cup competition.
Hosted and supported by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank in partnership with the University of Maryland, College Park, the annual contest begun in 2006 garnered more than 150 entries in 2014.
Here are the six finalists, from the press release:
- Compology (University of Maryland): a system that tracks what’s in dumpsters to know when to pick it up and how much it’s worth to increase hauler’s margins by 50 percent
- Disease Diagnostic Group (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): a biotech company that says it can save one million lives with just refrigerator magnets and a laser pointer
- Encore Alert (Georgetown University): a company that synthesizes social data in actionable, bite-sized alerts for marketers at leading brands
- Kohana (The Johns Hopkins University): maker of a new type of breast pump, The Gala Pump, that women can discreetly wear
- Million Dollar Scholar (Morehouse College): an edtech social venture utilizing a web-based platform to educate high school/college students and ex-offenders on how gain scholarships and avoid student debt
- Wheel Shields (University of Maryland): maker of a longboard skateboarding device that improves safety, keeps riders dry, and lets skaters perform new tricks
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