Our third-annual report on the most innovative college start-ups in the country features a Northern Iowa hacker-turned-bookworm and a St. Louis sociology student with a website for tween girls—valued at $15 million.
Our third-annual report on America's most innovative college start-ups features an Iowa hacker-turned-bookworm, a Southern California duo hawking fixie bikes, and a St. Louis sociology student with a website for tween girls valued at $15 million.
"We don't do things the traditional way," says Jake Medwell, a University of Southern California student who co-founded Solé Bicycles. It's just one of the 14 outstanding college start-ups we found this year. View Gallery
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs all dropped out. Does that mean you should too? We staged a debate between two successful young entrepreneurs—one who left school, the other who is adamant about staying enrolled. Who won? You be the judge.
Daniel Gross went from Israeli Army recruit to Y Combinator's youngest founder. Now he's created a new realm of online search—and did it in 48 hours. Prime investors lined up to fund his company, Greplin. Oh, and he didn't go to college.