CourseHack.it is startup made up of four recent graduates of Michigan State University who all shared the same frustration: entering in the reading assignments from their course syllabus into their digital calendars. It was a tedious task that could only be done manually before they launched CourseHack.it.
The four partners entered Bizdom
in the spring of 2012 and used the start-up accelerator's resources to build and perfect their software. CourseHack.it helps students organize their course assignments into their electronic calendars by enabling students to upload their electronic syllabus into their iCal or Google Cal.
"This software can be a powerful tool to helping students," says Chris Roszell, co-founder & CEO of CourseHack.it
The downtown Detroit-based startup launched its software last fall and has compiled 1,300 users since then. It is currently working with a handful of local universities to help integrate CourseHack.it's software with more students. The company also plans to do some direct marketing to students and universities.
"The long-term plan is to bring on some large universities," Roszell says.
Source: Chris Roszell, co-founder & CEO of CourseHack.it
Writer: Jon Zemke
Read more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com.