All of the votes have been tallied. After four rounds, and beating out 15 strong collegiate competitors Inc. is pleased to announce the winner of this year's Coolest College Startup tournament, Ava Anderson Non Toxic.

Founded in 2009, by then 15-year-old Ava Anderson, her company offers 11 distinct product lines, which consist of more than 75 products, including home cleansers, cosmetics, and candles. It also has 7,500 "Ava Consultants"--independent business owners who share Ava's message and products--and has grown to $20 million in annual sales.

In addition to lifetime bragging rights, Babson College's Ava Anderson (now 21) wins two tickets to next year’s GrowCo conference. For more on Anderson's rise to the top, check out our interview with the young entrepreneur

2015 Tournament:


Ava Anderson
Non Toxic
This East Providence, Rhode Island-based nontoxic beauty and cleaning products maker was founded in 2009 by then 15-year-old Ava Anderson, who is now a student at Babson College. The company has 11 product lines (75 products) and $16 million in revenue, a 300 percent uptick over the year before.
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This mobile app offers personalized academic advisement using an undergrad's social media accounts. While the idea is still nascent, the founders, students at New York City's Baruch College, have already won $20,000 from business plan competitions and lassoed 30 pre-launch letters of intent from higher education administrators.
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The platform for on-demand rental of high-tech goods like drones and cameras was co-founded in 2014 by New York University student Hannah Salwen. The service, which expects $40,000 in revenue by year's end, now offers delivery service to NYC residents. The founders hope to raise a seed round in June.
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The maker of the BetaBox, a portable "maker lab" that's crafted from a shipping container, was founded by Washington University in St. Louis and North Carolina State University students. It also offers Atlas, a job-matching tool for engineers, which is now being used by more than 25 universities and corporate clients.
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Founded in 2012 by University of Waterloo students, offers a suite of productivity apps for K-12 teachers. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company has raised $500,000 from Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes and John Baker, the CEO of Desire2Learn. Its apps are used in more than 20,000 schools worldwide.
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An on-demand food-delivery app, EnvoyNow helps restaurants reach students who have traditionally had only pizza delivery numbers on speed dial. After launching in September 2014 at the University of Southern California (where the founders attend school), the company expanded to University of Wisconsin-Madison and Indiana University-Bloomington.
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Pet Foods
Emily Lagasse, a business school student at Babson College, launched her limited ingredient line of pet food in 2013. Though she expects to trigger sales in the $25,000 range this year, she is in the process of raising a $500,000 Series A round of funding.
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Fever Smart
Founded by University of Pennsylvania students in 2013, Fever Smart is a small, non-invasive, real-time temperature-monitoring system for protecting against disease and infection. During its initial Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in September 2014, the company raised more than $60,000 in pre-sales and reached over 150 percent of its funding goal.
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Loco Labs
Created by Bucknell University juniors Robert Johnson and Cameron James, the app, Loco, lets people post anonymously about their local area. Loco Labs is in the midst of making connections with the business community to line up advertisers, but the company is still pre-revenue.
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Foxtrot Systems
Founded by two brothers from MIT and Tufts University, Foxtrot's software helps streamline a business's deliveries--cutting emissions and reducing costs by 18 percent on average. The company is currently working with nine beta customers in the U.S., India, and Brazil. The company won MIT's 2014 100k Pitch Competition.
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Orora Global
This for-profit social enterprise makes a product called the Premium Home System, which provides lighting, air circulation, and cell phone charging via solar panels that are manufactured and sold in Southern India. Orora distributes its products through partnerships with NGOs and nonprofits. It expects revenues of $250,000 this year.
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Started by students from Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford, this San Francisco-based hacker toolkit maker wants to inspire more young people to seek engineering and computer science careers. Despite being pre-revenue, Piper already has around 1,000 pre-orders through word-of-mouth referrals.
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Using mobile devices, plentiful in developing countries, Reliefwatch tracks medical inventory and diseases. The company out of University of Chicago has raised $110,000 from competitions and investors. It also inked deals with Heart to Heart International to track Ebola in Liberia and RTI International to track vaccination distribution in Benin.
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Stasis Labs
The University of Southern California's Stasis Labs is currently designing the Stasis System, an affordable health-monitoring platform for hospitals and clinics in emerging markets. The company has won over $25,000 and is looking to raise a seed round in 2015 to develop its product and bring it to market.
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TalentTrail's algorithm filters students's backgrounds and work histories to help companies find prospective employees who best fit their cultures. Founded by two University of Southern California students, TalentTrail already has thousands of users, and companies like Tindr, Secret, and Mark Cuban's Cyber Dust have a jobs page.
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Wiivv Wearables
Co-founded by Claremont McKenna College student Louis-Victor Jadavji, this wearable device maker's first product is a 3-D-printed "intelligent" foot support that can be optimized for everyday
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Inc.'s 2015 March Madness tournament operates in a phased voting system. There are four different rounds, in each of which you'll vote for your favorite team or teams. You can vote only once per round (each typically lasts 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 6 and the winner will be announced on April 7.

Voting and Announcement Timeline:
March 17
1st round voting begins
March 20
1st round votes are tabulated
March 23
Final 8 announced: 2nd round voting begins
March 27
2nd round votes are tabulated
March 30
Final 4 announced: 3rd round voting begins
April 3
3rd round votes are tabulated
April 6
Championship round: voting is tabulated same day
April 7
Winner announced!
Published on: Mar 17, 2015