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Founder Stories

UMD Faculty, Students, and Alumni are launching ventures that will positively impact the world around us by inventing new products, providing better services, and innovating so much more. Click on each of the startups to learn how these UMD Founders are making an impact.

Airgility drone


Co-founded by alumni Pramod Raheja and Evandro Valente

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Axios logo


Co-founded by alumnus Roy Schwartz ’98, MBA ’01

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Bluelene Box of Products


Co-founded by alumna Jasmin El Kordi and UMD professor Dr. Kan Cao

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Co-founded by alumnus Brett Schulman ’95

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Grip Boost Gloves

Grip Boost

Co-founded by alumni Matt Furstenburg, Chanda Arya and Kevin Diehn and Dr. Srinvasa Raghavan

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Co-founded by alumna Cate Luzio '97

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RASA EnTERPreneurs


Co-founded by alumni Sahil Rahman ’12 and Rahul Vinod ’11

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