A University of Illinois at Chicago student is gaining national recognition in the business world this year. Saeb Ahsan, a 21-year-old senior finance major at UIC, is one of only five students across the country in the running to win Entrepreneur magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2009 contest. Ahsan’s entry is the Flux Collection, a company that creates wearable art, transforming paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings—many from emerging local artists—into t-shirts. “Being selected among the top five college entrepreneurs has been a huge honor for my whole team and me,” says Ahsan. “I’ve been a fan of Entrepreneur since I was 18. I’m very excited because the Flux Collection has built momentum within the local art community with the help [of the magazine].” The winner, to be announced in January, will receive $5,000 in start-up capital, a profile in January’s “Entrepreneur” and a trip to Miami for an awards luncheon.