Inc. names four CEO Ventures as Coolest College Startups

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 Mounts – University of Wisconsin – White Water

KINOSol – Iowa State University

Swine Tech – University 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: 


Asiya - Activewear brand leveling the playing field for Muslim women

Bacon Boxes - Creators of savory treats made from bacon

Boost Linguistics - Helps marketers engage users through artificial intelligence

Drone MVP - Connecting those with drone service needs with qualified pilots

Fair Harbor - Men's swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles

Find Your Ditto - Mobile platform for connecting those with chronic illnesses

Huk Tv Mounts - Dorm 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

Microcoaching - Provider of real-time video game coaching

Mira - Provider of smartphone-powered augmented reality eyeglasses

RoBotany - Indoor vertical farming company transforming modern agriculture

SwineTech - Maker of swine management tools for the pork industry 

Trippie - Mobile app that provides interactive maps of airports

Twine - Analytics 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.

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