Forget College Basketball: Inc. Announces the Final 4 That Really Matter
The final four is: Try the World, a subscription service for global foodies from Columbia University; Applits, the app-making platform out of Ohio State University; ProfilePasser, a mobile athletic recruitment tool from Grove City College and Keen Home, a home temperature regulation device maker from New York University.
The Elite 8 matchups were certainly close, however, the following teams won't go on to compete in Round 3, which begins today. Special thanks to the ultimate sports outfitter from Syracuse University, Golden Gear; scholarship finder, Scholly, from Dexel University; Massachusettes Institute of Technology's Wink Natural Cosmetics and Pufferfish, an app-developer for those with autism spectrum disorder.
Congratulations to the final four!
The competition isn't over yet, however. To find out which startups will duke it out in the Championship Round, place your votes in the bracket below by April 2nd. The Championship matchup will be announced on April 7th.
DIANA RANSOM | Features Editor
Diana Ransom is features editor at Inc. She has been covering the never-dull world of small business and entrepreneurship for years at a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney.com, the New York Daily News, Fast Company magazine and Entrepreneur. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
So, how do you vote? Unless you're already registered with the site, click on the login box above and quickly register for Inc.com. You'll be redirected to our College Startups bracket, where you'll see the companies that are in contention for this year's top honor. Hover your mouse over each company name for more information about each team and click through to even more information, should you need it.
Inc.'s 2014 March Madness tournament operates in a phased voting system. There are four different rounds, in which you'll vote for your favored team or teams for that round. You can only vote once per round (which typically last one business week). Then press "Save," and tell your friends!
Each new round will start weekly on Mondays from March 17 through early April. The championship "match" will take place on April 7 and the winner will be announced on April 8.
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