America's Coolest College Start-ups 2013
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.
Young Innovators, Cool Products
The young entrepreneurs that make up our 2013 class of America’s Coolest College Start-ups have created products that range from the high-tech and cutting edge to the simple and timeless.
2012 Our 2012 class of college start-ups were founded on the mission to give back to the world’s communities, be on the cutting-edge of innovation, and have fun while doing it.
2011 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.
2010 Our second-annual report on college start-ups, featuring students from Chapel Hill to Harvard Square, who are inventing the future (or at least a steady source of income for themselves) by launching companies in their spare time.
2009 In the years since Dell launched the world's best-known college start-up, more students have followed his lead. In our first report on college start-ups, these 16 enterprising kids will reveal that Michael Dell is no longer the exception to the rule.
Thank you to these organizations that provided nominations: Baylor University Hankamer School of Business, Belmont University, Brevard Community College, Brigham Young University, C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, Carroll School of Management - Boston College, Chapman University, Clarkson University - Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO), Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN), Empact 100, Entrepreneurship Group at U.Va., Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy, Abilene Christian University, Harry C. Piper Center for Vocation & Career - St. Olaf College, Harvard Innovation Lab, Harvard University, Johnson County Community College, Kairos Society, Kauffman Global Scholars Program, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, NC State University Entrepreneurship Inititative, Northwestern University, Robert H. Smith School of Business - University of Maryland, College Park, Social Enterprise Institute at Northeastern University, SoTechie Spaces, Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, SUNY Ulster, The Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative at Arizona State University, The Lemelson-MIT Program, The StartingBloc Fellowship, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Yale University, Young Entrepreneur Council