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Campus Tycoon Award: The search for America’s best college entrepreneur

April 18, 2011

By Alex Braun

Starting a small business is no walk in the park, especially these days. With that in mind, it’s especially cool to see that there are still plenty of college students so anxious to build a dream that they’re working on it before graduation, even with a full class schedule.

Daniel Pearson, founder of the Hybrid Card Company

CMU student Daniel Pearson's "Hybrid Card" invention integrates debit, credit and rewards cards into a single account, and can advise you when it's best to use each one.

For the first time ever, The Campus Socialite is shining a spotlight on those efforts with the Campus Tycoon Award. It’s one of 14 categories in the first annual Campus Socialite Awards, and the only one sponsored by All the nominees are getting hooked up with free Premium Advantage memberships on our site, which boost your visibility to employers and unlock a whole lot of extra content.

We’ve partnered with The Campus Socialite in the past to bring relevant news to each our our readerships, but this event is something different — a chance to recognize the efforts of some very talented young people. The nine finalists in the running are from all over the country, and their ideas range from niche blogs to a travel service to a social/mobile app and even a competitive eating team. Finalists are: Daniel Pearson, Alex Goldstein, Patrick Galbraith, Arielle Patrice Scott, Nick Cash, Bryan Roy, Max Arndt, Maurice Elliott and Keith Solomon.

To cast your vote for Campus Tycoon in the 2011 Campus Socialite Awards, head over to The Campus Socialite’s fan page.

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