Where Are They Now?

Courtesy Company
9 of 9

Ryan Dickerson, Rylaxing (2010)

Status update: Comfy.
Ryan Dickerson, founder of the Rylaxer, the bed-transforming pillow, reached his goals for 2010. Not only has he continued to sell his product and expanded into the college market but also he's preparing to introduce a few more products. "We have started partnering with a couple student storage and move-in services," he says. "We are also unveiling a new product in a month or two called the Quarterback…a more refined, smaller, and more efficient product designed for one user." Dickerson decided to stay at Syracuse University to pursue a master's degree in entrepreneurship. "Since we have been doing so well, the school has offered four of us free tuition to stay and grow the business," he says. —Gabrielle Blue