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Agora Exchange has attracted 250 users since it’s launch in the Apple Store on Sept. 17. The app developers hope to have a version ready for Androids soon.

Student app eases the frustration of online item exchange

Anastazia Vanisko, Director of Print September 30, 2016

Third-year student Sean Baxley’s girlfriend was struggling to sell clothes on the Facebook page Free & For Sale, which inspired him to design an app free of the flaws he found in the Facebook page. Baxley,...

Hugs from entrepreneurs: Student’s business creates interactive teddy bears

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy Editor April 1, 2016

Long-distance relationships are tough, so second-year student Xyla Foxlin created a teddy bear that can send a hug to her boyfriend in Austin. Parihug, a teddy bear that knows when it’s being hugged...

New space created to launch businesses out of think[box]

Christopher Gittings, Contributing Reporter January 22, 2016

LaunchNet isn’t just launching companies this semester. It’s also launching a new collaborative space. Assorted guests, community members and Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R....

For students tired of doing laundry themselves, CWRU-backed startup CollegeHamper presents an alternative. Students can sign up online for the new laundry service.

Because Laundry Isn’t Your Favorite Class

Makela Hayford, Contributing Writer August 28, 2015

Marc Parnell, sophomore, is launching the laundry service CollegeHamper at Case Western Reserve University on Oct.1. For $17, students can have a basket of laundry washed, folded and delivered. Following...

Savrtooth was created by three CWRU undergraduates who worked with Blackstone LaunchPad and Emerging Marketing.

New app created by CWRU students gives users deals on-the-go

Gabrielle Buffington, Staff Reporter February 5, 2015

Savrtooth is taking bargain hunting to a new level. The iOS app and online interface gives users access to exclusive flash sales in their area. Retailers have signed up for Savrtooth accounts to promote...

CES wrap-up: Hema Imaging

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor January 24, 2015

The founders of Hema Imaging thought that they were working on a specific product with a specific market. However, while at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January, they found out that...

CES wrap-up: SpiroSano

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor January 24, 2015

Healthcare app SpiroSano came into the International Consumer Electronics Show with a plan. The startup knew that their main goal would be to get more devices oriented and hopefully make some progress...

CES wrap-up: Everykey

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor January 24, 2015

Everykey's second Las Vegas experience was a completely different one than their first trip last year. “It was a whole different ballgame coming to CES with a product instead of a concept,” said...

CWRU student launches CampusMonkey

Kevin Wang, Staff Reporter January 23, 2015

CampusMonkey, a new app launching soon for iOS and Android, is aiming to help you with your homework. The free app, founded by fifth-year mechanical engineering student Leo Li, allows students to ask for...

Popping the market disruption bubble

Katie Wieser, Executive Editor January 16, 2015

For something that’s meant to inspire exciting ideas and unforeseen productivity, the concept of disruptive innovation seems to have gotten a bit stodgy. For those of you who haven’t taken an entrepreneurship...

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