Terp Tank was the culminating capstone event of two years of study in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP). For their capstone, second-semester sophomores worked in teams to develop a for-profit business plan that achieved multiple bottom-lines of both profitability and social benefit. These projects addressed the global necessity to develop and implement solutions to critical social and environmental concerns in ways that were technologically viable and economically sustainable. Each student team presented their capstone project to a panel of outside judges for the chance to win cash prizes from supporting sponsors.
Participating Student Startup Ventures
AvailaTech provides value to gyms and by offering a uniquely convenient service to their customers, Customers are able to see which treadmills are open, basketball courts are free, and which machines are not in use all through the convenience of an app. Gym wait times is a hindrance to gyms and with AvailaTech, gym customers are inclined to go to the gym more often and pursue a healthy lifestyle.
For high school STEM teachers, ClassroomConnect decreases the cost of supplies needed to best help them teach their students by 95% through business sponsorship, allowing teachers to have more focus and flexibility for their students. This enhances the classroom experience while opening doors for future career opportunities with these businesses.
College L.I.F.E.College L.I.F.E. is a summer orientation program for students on the Autism Spectrum, helping to smooth their transition to college and start their semester more confidently. Our impact is can support academic achievement, community involvement, and ability to utilize on-campus resources, potentially resulting in higher retention for the university.
EcoPrints aims to take actions against the increasing amount of plastic pollution in the environment. Our company takes these plastics and cleans and processes them into 3-D printing filament. By utilizing our filaments, made from recycled plastics, users are helping to raise awareness on plastic pollution!
Through specially designed sensor technology, Eldra provides senior adults with a sense of security in the case of an unexpected emergency.
Food&Fete is dedicated to providing enjoyable and stimulating social outings for elderly people with chronic disabilities. Our smooth, stress-free experiences help counter social isolation and improve health outcomes and quality of life for seniors.
Future Women in STEM
Future Women in STEM is an online program for high school girls interested in STEM to provide them with professional development, academic, and mentorship opportunities. Our program boosts girls’ confidence, making them more successful in their first year of college and more likely to receive internship offers.
Glow Grid has designed a motion sensor attachment that manages energy to reduce energy waste overnight. It can be fitted onto streetlights to dim lights when not needed and brighten them when motion is sensed. Sensors also include smart technology for reporting energy usage data.
Locbox is a personal, cloud-protected, digital diary platform, offering an innovative prompting algorithm that helps users effectively create and recall stored memories. Locbox refines emotional connections and leverages that emotional connection to stimulate cognitive function and act as an interface to improve conversation between users.
lockOUT puts safety back in the hands of students by providing them with additional security for their dorm rooms. Our hands-free device pairs with an application that allows students to lock/unlock their door with the touch of a button. Give your Terp control over their room and increase safety on UMD campus.
Safety with Style
Safety with Style is a new wearable fashion and self-defense company. We provide a sense of security and peace of mind for our customers, so no matter the situation they know that they are protected. Our products are discreet, trendy, and extremely easy to use.
Sip Savior is a risk-management online educational service offered to college-town bars. We provide our customers with proper equipment and strategies to prevent and manage sexual assault and extreme intoxication. Our mission is to provide bar-goers with a stronger sense of security and bars with a certifiably safe reputation.
SunCased provides volunteer organizations with the only fully integrated solar-powered charging laptop case on the market. We facilitate the use of modern technology in rural areas in order to allow our customers to better support the communities they aid.
Terpstay is an online platform providing affordable, on-demand, and short-term housing to students by connecting them with students who have available space. Terpstay improves the physical and mental health of students by providing an outlet to better connect with their peers as they stay closer to campus and classes.
UniHealth UniHealth is a software-based service that aims to encourage university students to dine with confidence, regardless of dietary restrictions, while also promoting healthy eating habits.
UV Life aims to improve access to safe and reliable drinking water through the application of inexpensive ultraviolet and filter-based purification technologies. Our midrange launch product is designed to ensure continued access to water in the case of an extended loss of utilities due to a flood or related disaster.
Terp Tank Sponsors