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5 Best Student Startups of 2021

Most campus students always suffer from anxiety as they try to ponder their future after their studies. As a result, most of them engage in different startups to generate an income to sustain them while in college.

Launching a startup gives the student an excellent advantage as they have a lot of time to test the vast range of opportunities. Most of the successful startups in 2021 were started by college students. Here are the five best student startups of 2021.

Weill Cornell startup for obesity

The Weill Cornell startup offers personalized and effective treatment for obese patients. With most Americans getting affected by obesity, this startup is likely to benefit from the large market gap, which is projected to increase to about 80 percent in the next decade. The startup mainly consists of medical procedures that effectively reduce obesity among the different patients.

Research shows that the cases of obesity increased tremendously during the pandemic prompting people to look for better ways to lose the extra pounds. In most cases, obesity cases are misunderstood medical conditions that are more complex than burning calories.

Of course, it’s challenging to have a startup running smoothly with many assignments as you won’t have enough time to keep checking it. Fortunately, advanced technology has made it possible to find many educational resources on the internet. If you struggle with your essays, you can seek help from the Canadian scholarship essays writing service Ca.EduBirdie. Seeking professional academic writing help will make your student life easy, and you will maneuver many things more smartly.

Vita Innovations

Vita Innovations startups are mainly created to combat emergency room overcrowding. Cornell University students created a startup to create a functional biomedical wearable. It’s a startup that won the IBM’s Coronavirus challenge and the Today International Impact Challenge; hence it was recognized as the 2021 student business of the year at the Cornell entrepreneurship conference.

The cleanable and reusable masks made by this startup prevent respiratory diseases like the Covid-19. In contrast, the biosensors fitted in the mask monitor the patient’s significant signs that are used for medical treatment. These signs include the body’s temperature, heartbeat and the blood oxygen level of the patient.

It’s one of the best students’ startups in a university founded by Gary Perlberg and Adam Schur. The two noted that the glass art popularity was rising rapidly and decided to create a startup to streamline the collection of glass art and entrepreneurship market where glass artists connect with their customers securely.

With this app, the sellers can post their glass pieces like pipes and pendants for sale without spending a lot of time looking for buyers on the market. It’s a platform that has reduced congestion in in-person trade shows that deal with glass. The app now facilitates millions of dollars in sales for different products and services offered.

Info Sci student’s startup

Info Sci student’s startup was created to elevate the drastically dropping black businesses. Founding this kind of startup by Anthonia Carter, a doctoral student, took a lot of effort, determination, and resilience. Anthonia Carter wished to see transformation in the black startup and get them thinking about alternative means to solve their challenges.

The company focuses on understanding who the black founders are and what profit they bring to the table to understand how to help them better. It also seeks to understand what the investors are missing out on to make their operations effective.

ILR alumni Sell Storage startup

Storage is a significant problem in major urban centers as the number of businesspersons is high compared to the available space. In most cases, the investors are forced to hire an expensive warehouse to store their goods. ILR alumni Sell Storage startup was started by Nick Huber and Nan Hagberg. At first, they never thought it would grow into one of the major businesses.

The two would drive, pick up people’s stuff and store them on behalf of the customers at affordable prices. It’s a company that grew up very fast and managed to operate on about 30 college campuses in 15 cities. Their focus was on building a smart business without inventing a high-tech product.


While most students believe that their startups hold no guarantee, the above and many others managed to have their way through thick and thin. To have a successful startup venture, you have to ensure that you evaluate the market gap, set your priorities right, maximize school resources and enroll in a suitable course that will add to your knowledge in that field. 


Author’s Bio

Alisia Stren works as a data interpreter and document writer for a writing firm and is also in a part-time academic writer role for a leading essay writing agency. Her success comes from continuous practicing and taking training classes regularly. Her days off are for watching comedy shows on tv, yoga classes and foreign language classes.

Stanley Gatero is a writer at Disrupt Magazine. He covers topics concerning technology, entrepreneurship, news, and sports. He is an avid traveler.


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