What About Boston University’s Most Impressive Students?

By Sonia Su

Give BU students some love, Business Insider!

Business Insider published “The 27 Most Impressive Students At Harvard Business School” two days ago and then “The 26 Most Impressive Students At Yale Right Now” today, most likely due to the fairly good amount of attention it got from the first post. I am a huge sucker for posts like these, even though they make me extremely green with envy for other people’s ridiculously amazing accomplishments. While I understand why BI chose Harvard and Yale (but I mean, they already get enough attention…), I am definitely anticipating a post about BU’s most impressive students.

If you need some help finding students, here are some I can think of now:

Nathan Bernard aims to strengthen small businesses in underserved communities with Urban Business Accelerator.
I recently wrote about him and one of the student teams, which got picked up by The Boston Globe. He has appeared on MSNBC’s “Your Business” and has accomplished a lot.

BUBA team works with client
Nathan Bernard’s Urban Business Accelerator team works with Ba Le restaurant manager Angela Chiang

Alex Shadrow creates a national marketplace for college students to buy and sell virtually anything.
With more than 6,000 likes on Facebook (as of writing), Shadrow’s Unitiques makes it easy for students on a budget to buy and sell “clothing, accessories, furniture, sports equipment, appliances and more.”

Paul Hlatky connects Boston’ entrepreneurs with Greenhorn Connect, a resource hub for full of events and organizations in the Greater Boston area.
If you have any interest at all in Boston entrepreneurship, you know about Greenhorn Connect. It’s amazing how quickly this resource spread and how useful it has proven to be.

Erik Bogaard redefines the college textbook marketplace with myBookCrate.com.
No need to post on all those Facebook pages if you want to buy or sell a book. Students across the country have been catching on to Bogaard’s helpful service, which has been covered by NBC, USA TODAY College, BostInno and more.

And really, these are only the ones I can immediately come up with. There are definitely many, many more amazing and impressive students at Boston University, as well as Harvard and Yale. For more examples, I highly recommend BostInno’s college entrepreneurship series.

We need some love, too.