Morgan State University students have been invited to compete against some of the nation’s top universities in the Cupid’s Cup Entrepreneurship Competition. Eleven years ago, Under Armour CEO and Founder Kevin Plank launched Cupid’s Cup at the University of Maryland with the goal of identifying and rewarding students who were starting businesses in college like he did. Since then, it has grown to become a national competition attracting hundreds of applications every year.
Now, the competition is open to both current students as well as young alumni, age 30 or younger. The application is now open and will close on January 5, 2016. The finalists will be coached and prepped for the final competition that will take place at the University of Maryland on April 7, 2016, where they will pitch to Kevin Plank and a panel of esteemed judges, live in front of about 1,000 people. Past judges have included Russell Simmons (DEF Jam), Daymond John (FUBU), and Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, the co-founders of SoulCycle. In the end, Kevin Plank will award more than $100K in prizes.It is important to note that competition organizers will take no equity in the companies.
If you are a young entrepreneur running a legitimate business entity with revenue or proven traction, then this competition is for you! For more information about Cupid’s Cup visit the competition website at www.cupidscup.com.