NexDrive, a startup founded by two current students, gets some love in Forbes column

Column notes how entrepreneurs are building businesses right out of college, and in some cases, before they've even graduated

Sophomore Rich Zajac ’16 is just 20 years old, but the start-up he cofounded with CMC classmate Louis-Victor Jadavji ’15––producing natural gas conversion kits for car––is gaining public traction.

The pair’s venture, NexDrive, is mentioned in a Forbes column today by contributor Lori Kozlowski ’00. Kozlowski’s piece, “Millenials, Kairos Society, and Why Entrepreneurs Keep Getting Younger,” makes the case that startups are “no longer a passing trend.

“National economic conditions – coupled with billion-dollar dreams — have made the “make-you-own-way” way – not only vaguely interesting, but popular,” Kozlowski writes.

Beyond offering conversion kits, NexDrive has a variety of natural gas vehicle products and services, including at-home filling stations.

More about Zajac and Jadavji’s startup is in this CMC story, posted last October.