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Inc. names four CEO Ventures as Coolest College Startups

Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (1 Comments)
Posted by: The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
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In January 2017, CEO nominated a total of 33 CEO student ventures to be featured in Inc. Magazine’s Coolest College Startup annual class.   Of the thirty-three (33) submissions, four (4) CEO Ventures were selected.

These ventures are:

Bacon Boxes Florida Atlantic University

HUK TV MountsUniversity of Wisconsin – White Water

KINOSolIowa State University

Swine TechUniversity of Iowa

This year's crop of 16 Coolest College Startup founders are no mere college kids. Admittedly, some aren't even in college; they're in graduate school, for instance. Yet even those entrepreneurs who are still earning their bachelors' degrees are formidable. From intuiting emotions from language to resolving food shortages in the developing world, these young entrepreneurs have big goals--and even bigger plans for achieving them.

Meet the latest class of top college startups--and below:


AsiyaActivewear brand leveling the playing field for Muslim women

Bacon BoxesCreators of savory treats made from bacon

Boost Linguistics - Helps marketers engage users through artificial intelligence

Drone MVPConnecting those with drone service needs with qualified pilots

Fair HarborMen's swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles

Find Your Ditto Mobile platform for connecting those with chronic illnesses

Huk Tv MountsDorm room TV and monitor mounting technology provider

KinoSol - Product solution startup aiming to eliminate food waste

Kwest - Interactive gaming app to explore cities and towns

MicrocoachingProvider of real-time video game coaching

Mira - Provider of smartphone-powered augmented reality eyeglasses

RoBotanyIndoor vertical farming company transforming modern agriculture

SwineTechMaker of swine management tools for the pork industry 

TrippieMobile app that provides interactive maps of airports

TwineAnalytics startup that helps companies hire internally

101 - Maker of Chem101a tool for college STEM classrooms


Inc.'s 16 Coolest College Startups were selected from a list of more than 100 companies from universities across North America, most nominated by schools and college entrepreneur groups including the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization and the Kairos Society. Criteria included originality of idea, pitch, and growth potential.

To view the full story: Visit Inc. Magazine Website


Dave Gee says...
Posted Thursday, April 27, 2017
Proud to announce that Sam Lukach from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater took 2nd place in the Coolest College Startup Competition. Congrats Sam!

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