Entrepreneurs are building startup companies in a myriad of marketplaces. From on-demand transportation to ecommerce and software-as-a-service, entrepreneurs are pursuing their business passion in multiple verticals. One sector seeing increased interest is the university student sector. On-demand textbooks and on-campus recruiting for startup staff are just two of the innovative approaches being pursued by savvy startup founders. If you’re intrigued by the potential of this captive audience, check out the following roundup of startups for students:
ET Discovery lets universities and colleges host virtual fairs. Whether you want to spotlight your course curriculum with an admissions fair or connect students with local employment opportunities via an online job fair, you can do so with ET Discovery. Intern placement fairs and alumni mentorship programs are but two examples of virtual meet-and-greets universities can host.
If you like the idea of Uber for tutors, you’ll love Tutree. Thanks to a helpful mobile app, you can connect with local on-demand tutors experienced in numerous subjects like calculus, physics, and geometry. Regardless of if you want help studying for a mid-term exam or you need assistance to prep for your SATs, Tutree can bring a tutor to your door with just a few taps on your smartphone.
EatInSafe hopes to connect restaurant owners with hungry university students. Restaurants gain access to a database of consumer consumption analytics, and students know they’ll receive top-quality meals from experienced chefs in their area.
Buhz is building a social network for college students. Connect with others on campus via a mobile app and share details on topics like upcoming sorority parties, the latest varsity football game, or the university’s policy on class sizes. The conversation topics you and your classmates enjoy discussing are only limited by your imagination. Buhz is currently only available for iOS devices
EnvoyNow helps university students connect with local restaurants for on-demand meal deliveries to their fellow students. Restaurant owners are able to access an eager pool of on-demand workers and patrons, and students gain access to quick meals delivered by their classmates. EnvoyNow is currently only available on select campuses, but is accepting applications of interest from restaurants interested in partnering with them to bring hot and healthy meals to hungry students.
These are just five of numerous startup companies targeting the college/university market. From textbook marketplaces to intern connections platforms, entrepreneurs are bringing innovation to this sector in a variety of ways. Will you be sharing any of the above-listed startups with students in your social network?
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Juan Cintron says
EatInSafe, that is a cool idea. Even though it is NOT new, it is one that will work in the student niche.
Interesting little startups. I am curious about some of these as they seem similar to other startups but more niched down for college students. I wonder if that can survive. For example, isn’t EnvoyNow kinda just like grubhub for students? What makes it different enough to justify students using it instead of grubhub? Just saying it’s for students doesn’t make it too different in my mind but I guess we’ll have to see the particulars of the app.
Tutree is pretty cool. I like how there’s an uber for everything now facilitating people’s needs with the answer via a smartphone app. Funny how since uber, there’s a ton of these now even though the technology existed before. Just takes someone creating a market before various similar products start coming out.