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Students Compete for Entrepreneurship Cup
November 14, 2009


Brittany Williams, an engineering student, and Malcom Jones, a graduate of the Engineering School, present FOJO, a social networking platform for fashion professionals and consumers. The concept won third place in Engineering's preliminary competition.
(Photo: Jane Haley)

You’re a young professional who has to relocate for a new job. Where do you go for help? Some day, it may be a concierge service called Moverang, an entrepreneurial concept created by students at the University of Virginia (U.Va.) Curry School of Education.

They and students from five other schools at the University will compete on Nov. 20th for the first-ever U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup — and a $20,000 first prize for the best concept. The proposals range from consumer products and services to new uses for technologies. Proposals from Curry, the Darden School of Business, the McIntire School of Commerce and the schools of Law, Medicine and Engineering and Applied Science will be presented.

The competition is sponsored by the U.Va. Office of the Vice President for Research and the Darden School, with the generous support of Third Security LLC, a venture capital firm specializing in biotechnology and life sciences. The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the McIntire School of Commerce, Rouss and Robertson Hall.


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