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cantwell.jpg"Part of the reason MIT is so awesome," Jonathan Seelig just wrote in a tweet, is that "we just voted for a team with a founder with a PhD in concrete as the winner" of the MIT $100K business plan competition.

That winning idea would be Rouzbeh Shahsavari's C-Crete, which is working on a new kind of nano-engineered concrete that's stronger, more durable, and easier on the environment than traditional concrete.

(Seelig, now a venture capitalist, was part of a team in the very same competition a dozen years ago that didn't win, but was a runner up: Akamai Technologies, now part of the NASDAQ 100 Index.)

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Author: Scott Kirsner