Startups on Fire. The five winners of the Fortune Small Business student startup competition

The five winners of our student startup competition have fresh ideas—and the toughness and savvy to burn up the marketplace.

Protesting on college campuses is back. The object of this generation’s rebellion? Traditional jobs. In an era of widespread disenchantment with the often bureaucratic, scandal-ridden world of big corporations, more students believe that building a successful startup is the way to go.

A recent poll of 1,155 teens by Junior Achievement Worldwide, a Colorado Springs outfit that teaches students about entrepreneurship, revealed that 69% want to start a business, an increase of ?ve percentage points since last year. And the Harvard Business School just found that 67% of MBAs it surveyed had started a firm after competing in its business-plan competitions.

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