UMD B-School's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Sixth Annual Cupid's Cup Business Competition

Mar 28, 2011, 15:31 ET from Robert H. Smith School of Business

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will host the UMD Entrepreneurship Invitational, featuring the Sixth Annual Cupid's Cup business competition, on Friday, April 1, at the university's College Park campus. The event kicks off with the BB&T Business Invitational, a showcase of University of Maryland and Washington-Baltimore region start-ups, entrepreneurship groups and economic development organizations. Four finalist entrepreneurs will compete for $25,000 in prizes in the Cupid's Cup Business Competition, where contestants will be judged on their business pitch presentations and evaluated by a panel of judges – including competition sponsor and alumnus Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour. Presentations from other regional entrepreneurs will also be included.  Plank will give a keynote address, along with alumnus Ed Snider, chairman of Comcast-Spectacor. The competition will kick off with a keynote from Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, chairman and CEO of Revolution Inc. and the Case Foundation, and chair of the White House's Startup America Partnership to stimulate emerging companies. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information, including a full agenda, is available at

What: UMD Entrepreneurship Invitational featuring Cupid's Cup business plan competition

When: Friday, April 1, 2011

  • BB&T Business Invitational Showcase: 1 to 3 p.m., Grand Ballroom
  • Cupid's Cup Business Competition, 3 to 5 p.m., Hoff Theater

Where: Stamp Student Union

University of Maryland, College Park

Keynote speakers:

3:30 p.m.Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL, Chairman and CEO of Revolution Inc., Chairman of the Case Foundation, Chair of the White House's Startup America Partnership

4 p.m.Ed Snider '55, Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, parent company of the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team, and Comcast Sports-Net

4:40 p.m.Kevin Plank '96, Founder and CEO of Under Armour

Event host: Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Event website:

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SOURCE Robert H. Smith School of Business