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Suraj Patel And Shawn Pelsinger, Imup4: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business   First Posted: 02/28/11 12:21 PM ET Updated: 08/10/11 05:44 PM ET

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the least, and no two entrepreneurial paths are exactly the same, whether they result in fame and fortune or just a few hard knocks.

There are an estimated 27 million small businesses in the United States. And 27 Million and Counting is our attempt to capture as many of these unique, only-in-America success stories as we can. The premise is simple -- we give entrepreneurs 60 seconds to share their stories, in their own words. We hope they will inspire, inform and maybe make you laugh. This is Suraj and Shawn's story.

Name: Suraj Patel and Shawn Pelsinger
Company: imup4
Location: New York
Fun Fact: Patel and Pelsinger, along with fellow co-founder Vinay Jain, met at NYU law school and have 11 academic degrees between the three of them.


The original version of this article appeared on AOL Small Business on 2/28/11.