Vote Now for Your Favorite Coolest College Startup of 2014
The results are in from last week's final-four faceoff of Inc.'s Coolest College Startups. The final two startup teams still in the running for being crowned Inc.'s Coolest College Startup of 2014 are: Keen Home and Applits.
About Keen Home: Founded by New York University graduate entrepreneurship students Ryan Fant and Nayeem Hussain, Keen Home develops home automation products and services that combine smart design with an interface that can be controlled through a user's smart phone. The New York City-based company has yet to ship its first product, but it's now a member of Techstars accelerator and has inked agreements with giant companies such as Lowe's, ADT, and SmartThings.
* Read on for more about Keen Home
About Applits: Ohio State University students Keith Shields and Joshua Tucker co-founded Applits in 2012. The platform, on which app builders and enthusiasts create new apps, has launched nine mobile apps and has 11 more under development.
* Read on for more about Applits
To vote for your favorite team, click on the bracket below. Check back on Tuesday, April 8, to find out which startup team will win not only bragging rights but also free tickets to Inc.'s 2014 GrowCo conference in Nashville in May.
And remember, this one's for all the marbles. Happy voting!
DIANA RANSOM | Articles Editor
Diana Ransom is Inc.'s online articles editor. 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, and Entrepreneur. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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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