Dan Gilbert -- the Cleveland Cavaliers owner and founder of Quicken Loans -- and Huffington Post editor Arianna Huffington will be among the judges at Thursday’s Cupid's Cup entrepreneurship competition.
The competition, at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the University of Maryland campus, is now in its 11th year. The winners will receive more than $100,000 in total cash prizes. Information is at cupidscup.com.
Here are the six finalists, with descriptions provided by Under Armour.
*Headbands of Hope (North Carolina State University) – Creates fashionable headbands aimed at girls experiencing chemotherapy. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer.
*Javazen (University of Maryland) – Leading the world of coffee to a healthier place.
*mybestbox (Columbia University) – Assembles boxes with essential, high-quality products that cover a broad range of health & wellness areas.
*Plova Chewing Gum LLC. (Trinity University) – The world’s first and only beneficial oral care product for people who are always on the go.
*Six Foods (Harvard University) – Uses crickets milled into a flour to make tortilla chips (Chirps) that are familiar to Americans, in an effort to normalize insect foods, starting with snacks to meat.
*Wolf & Shepherd (University of Notre Dame) – Designs shoes to provide unparalleled comfort by concealing high performance foam technology into the heart of each sole.