In one of my classes we have a project that requires us to have an idea that can be used to make a database for record management. As some examples of cool ideas from college kids that made it big, our professor showed us Inc.com's list of 30 Under 30 America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs. Some of these people have amazing ideas, all of which can be seen here -http://www.inc.com/30under30/2010/index.html!
Some of my favorites include ...
Rent the Runway
Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss
Bring Carrie Bradshaw's clothing experience to a budget conscious fashionistas and turn them into loyal customers of designer brands. Women can rent dresses and accessories from over 100 designers and brands including Diance von Furstenberg and Badgley Mischka.
Lauren Bush and Ellen Gustafson
A project where customers can buy bags online, where buyers are told the impact of their purchases (for instance, purchase a $60 "Feed1" bag and you'll be feeding one school child for an entire year). Bags are now available at Gap.
Stephanie Kaplan, Windsor Hanger, and Annie Wang
An online magazine that serves college women nationwide with content in six different topic areas
– Style, Health, Love, DormLife, Career, and World – and also house micro sites for other schools with campus-specific content maintained by students on those campuses.