Coolest College Start-ups 2011

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Lucid Technologies, University of Miami

Founder: Tyler McIntyre, a sophomore triple major in entrepreneurship, marketing, and finance, is bootstrapping his third tech company.
Concept: A multi-platform messaging system.
Goal: "I'd really like to develop applications the world uses. The game's not about money for me; it's more about I want to meet somebody and have them say, 'I use that app everyday. It's the best app ever.'"
Funding model: Three channels of revenue, including app purchases, contracts to build applications, and advertising through networks (pay per click).
Status: "I'd rather have a million users than a million dollars."
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