Ava Anderson ’16 and Dinesh Wadhwani ’12 named "Coolest College Startup" and "Top 30 Under 30", respectively, alongside four additional Babson finalists

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Babson College students and alumni continue to earn their way into the entrepreneurial spotlight, including six recent honorees, and two ultimate winners, of Inc. Magazine’s 2015 readers’ choice rankings.

Coolest College Startups

Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, founded by Babson Undergraduate student Ava Anderson ’16, topped Inc.’s list of the 16 most impressive student businesses in the world – becoming the Coolest College Startup of 2015.

At 15-years-old, Ava came across research revealing that adolescents nationwide are exposed to, and often contaminated by, potentially harmful chemicals used in most cosmetics and other related products. This sparked the creation of a blog to help raise awareness of the issue, and eventually led to the​​ launch of her very own non-toxic product line.

“Today, Anderson is a student at Babson College and also sits at the helm of a non-toxic consumer products empire that offers 11 distinct lines and more than 75 products,” said Diana Ransom, Features Editor, Inc.

Also earning a spot for themselves among the world’s ‘Coolest College Startups’ are Emily Lagasse M’15, founder of Fedwell Pet Foods – ‘home-style food for healthy pets’, and Marissa Goldstein M’15, co-founder of Orora Global - a global social enterprise providing affordable, reliable, and accessible renewable energy to rural and urban 

By Brianna DiPietro,, (781) 239-4548 | 05/13/2015 04:00