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This is Inc.'s 2013 roster of the 12 most promising dorm-room incubated ventures, and the tech-savvy, app-happy, socially-conscious undergrads who back them. Vote for your favorite now.
Ajay Mehta, Henry Liu, Wesley ZhaoNew York University, University of Rochester, The Wharton School
Dan Shipper, Patrick Leahy, and Justin MeltzerThe Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Shri Ganeshram, Kevin Petrovic, Rujul ZapardeMassachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University
Harshil Goel, Jordan Greene, Jason Forslin, Jeremy Fiance, Zachary Hargreaves...The University of California, Berkeley
Eric Lehnhardt, Katelyn Keberle, Mary Hannah Smith, Ramya Baratam, Jake Irvin, Steven Hernandez, Loni LehnhardtArizona State University
Brian Groudan, Kelly Lau-Kee, Umang Patel, Christian ReyesCarnegie Mellon University