Name: Ruckus Network
Big idea: Provides a subscription-based service to colleges and universities that gives their students access to legal music and movie downloads.
Founded: September 2003
Web site: www.ruckusnetwork.com
Who's in charge: William J. Raduchel, chairman and chief executive.
Funding: The company has received $9 million in venture funding from Battery Ventures and Shelter Capital Partners. "We'll be fundraising for two or three years at least," Raduchel predicted.
Big-name clients: Schools that have signed up include Alfred State College, Bentley College, Northern Illinois University and North Carolina A&T State University.
Origin of company name: Co-founders Vincent Han and David Galper came up with it. "The origin was the idea of being a little bit edgy, disruptive, because we have to appeal to students as well as administrators," Raduchel said.