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Linebacker Jalen Brooks working on building two startups — his own and the Maryland football team

Linebacker Jalen Brooks working on building two startups — his own and the Maryland football team

Even in the doldrums of summer, the dog days were filled for Maryland linebacker Jalen Brooks. Since graduating with a degree in finance in May, Brooks has prepared for his redshirt senior year while figuring out his course load for what he plans to study in obtaining a master’s of science degree in business and administration.

In the meantime, Brooks is also working on expanding his role in two startups.

One is a fintech (financial technology) application he is helping fellow Maryland students David Potter and Abb Kapoor develop called CURU, short for Credit Guru, which according to Brooks gives its clients “calculated, actionable” recommendations on how to improve their...

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