Too cool for school? Prove it.

Inc. is on a mission to find the coolest college (or graduate school) startups in North America. Are you designing the next best wearable? Do you have baked-goods business that’s taking the country by storm? Are you plotting to revolutionize the energy grid? Great. Let us know in the application below. Your company could win a chance to win Inc.’s Coolest College Startups contest, our March-Madness style competition that pens the top student-run companies around.

While anyone can enter, your chances of getting featured go up if your story is too good to miss. Also, originality of your idea and showing a solid growth trajectory will be key. So don’t be stingy with providing numbers.

*Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Eastern on January 31, 2017!

At least one founder must be a student at the time of application. Provide a working email address with a .edu suffix and, importantly, you must have an already launched business. Note that your application material might be published. So use spell check!

The 2017 Coolest College Startups application has closed. Stay tuned for updates on this year's competition, around Mid-March.

Published on: Dec 14, 2016