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.
So, how do you vote? If you're not already registered with Inc.com, click on the login box above to do so. 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, and click through to find additional details, should you want to read more.
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.