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Which startups are the most promising in the startup world?

We asked readers to nominate the most exciting startups in the world for a prize.

Here are our picks. 

The winners: Covid – (Founder and CEO, co-founder and CEO) Ethan Hawley and his wife, Susan, have been in the business for about 10 years. 

They started the company, Comets, in 2013 to take on a global problem. 

At the time, they were trying to create a new type of vaccine for people with rare and severe allergies to coronavirus. 

Since then, they’ve been able to make more than $2.5 billion in revenue, and are now valued at $1.6 billion. 

Hawley and Susan are also the co-founders of two other startups that have already gone public. 

“I think that in terms of the business model, the opportunity is really large,” Hawley said.

“There are some other things, but the most important thing is, we can deliver that vaccine for a low price, and we can make a real difference to the people that need it.” 

The first thing to know about Covid is that it has a vaccine that is highly effective in the treatment of severe cases of coronaviruses.

It has already been used in a trial of people with a severe form of the disease and is expected to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in a large population. 

Catherine Bausch is an associate editor at New Scientist and co-author of  The Innovators in Science and Innovation .

She is a former managing director at Sainsbury’s, and an associate professor at Stanford University’s School of Business. 

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