Coolest College Start-ups 2011

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Book Hatchery, University of Northern Iowa

Founder: Nick Cash, a senior double-major in computer science and economics, is also pursuing a certificate in entrepreneurship.
Concept: A service that helps authors publish their works digitally across all e-reader platforms, free. Book Hatchery takes 15 percent of royalties; authors get 85 percent.
Revenue: With a dozen books published, the company has revenue of just more than $2,000 and is currently seeking angel investment.
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