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A startup that helps students and other young professionals find other people their age who want to live together

1,969

A startup that sells clothes designed by students of fashion schools

1,535

A startup that helps colleges and high schools provide students with career and technical education.

1,309

Idea: A platform for connecting students with mentors from the world's top universities

534

A network of tutors across the world that get paid per student, with students able to take lessons from anyone.

471

A tool that helps students get internships, and provide a way for companies to find employees.

251

A startup that lists jobs for students interested in jobs during the summer

250

A new, blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer lending platform that is targeting the global student debt crisis. The company is expanding internationally and looking for investors.

141

An online platform that helps students get into college by providing information about scholarships, programs and financial aid.

117

A startup that provides a platform for students to connect with academic coaches online

114

A digital education platform for low-income students, helping them understand their financial aid eligibility.

113

A startup that helps teens take over their parents’ student debt.

113

An educational tool that helps students in the US get certificates from universities around the world. The startup helps students get their credits in real time, with a guarantee that their credits will transfer to the school they’re attending.

112

A startup for online tutors for students, with a focus on the US market.

111

Helps med school students track their performance in school, at their hospital, and on standardized exams.

110

A text-based messaging platform that serves as a go-to for employees and students to communicate with their employers and schools.

110

A student loans platform, which has 4 million users

107

A company that builds the “Airbnb for internships”, connecting students with companies looking for summer interns. It’s a platform that allows both internships to be created and offers a marketplace for applications.

106

A company that wants to build an app that helps students learn to code.

106

A software company that makes it easier to train learning machines. The company is building an “AI-powered note taking” system for students.

106

A “family-friendly” social network for college students.

105

This startup tries to make student loans more affordable for students by offering a low-risk version of student loans.

105

A startup that aims to help parents get their kid’s homework done. The company builds a platform for teachers to provide online computing to students via web-based apps.

105

A platform that helps lower the barrier for students and schools to create and share their own content.

104

In the summer of 2016, the Y Combinator Summer School launched a $100,000 scholarship for students who attend the program. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.

103

A mobile app for managing student financial aid.

103

A startup that provides credit to college students based on their predictive ability of their future grades

102

A mobile app that connects students with free tutoring.

102

This startup is building a self-learning platform to help teach people the fundamentals of coding. The startup’s founders say that the product they have built is already powering over 20,000 students in 300 schools.

101

A tool for managing an online student organization. It can be used to invite and manage members, track events, and make payments.

100

A student health-care startup that offers a free student health-insurance plan to individual students, that covers co-pays and deductibles but doesn’t cover in-network hospital visits.

100

A startup for students and recent graduates to find jobs. The company is targeting recent graduates in the US who lack jobs experience, but are in the midst of college.

100

A startup for students to buy and sell textbooks through an online marketplace. The startup wants to simplify the process of buying textbooks for students and help them sell back their books when they’re done with them.

99

A tool to help teachers identify students who need extra support, and groups them together so they can receive help and support.

98

A team from Stanford University’s Computer Science Department is building an app to help college students study and stay on track. The app is meant to help students learn by learning with others, while also helping the company recruit more students.

98

A peer-to-peer lending company that only focuses on college students.

97

A student loan refinancing startup.

96

A tool for finding student housing.

96

A startup that’s building an end-to-end GPS-based tracking app to help college students stay safe when they’re out on the town. The founders say that they’re already working with a number of colleges on their app, and that it’s been saving students from dangerous situations.

95

A computer science startup that builds simple, cheap, and fast hardware for India’s unconnected. One product, called the Laptop Bridge, is a $35 device meant to plug into an electrical socket and convert it into a computer-like device that can run basic programs and connect to the internet, so that farmers, students, or anyone else can use it.

95

A software platform for publishing academic papers and hosting conferences, designed for scientists, researchers, and students.

94

A startup for students that promises discounts on textbooks, access to free online content, study groups, and more.

94

A platform for students to learn about and apply to jobs at some of the country's most powerful companies.

93

A peer-to-peer lending company that focuses on college students. The company says it’s in talks with a few large consumer finance companies and would like to see itself included in student loan refinancing programs. They’re based in Delaware.

93

A startup that provides a service where students can get help writing a thesis in exchange for a small review of the thesis once it’s written

92

This is a platform for students to sign up for courses at their college. The company offers an online service through which students can track their courses and take them at their own pace.

92

A software company designed to make college affordable by allowing students to pay for it with credit.

92

A startup solving the student loan default crisis by letting borrowers streamline the repayment process.

92

A software-as-a-service platform that helps people easily manage their credit and student loan accounts. The startup is also building a personal finance dashboard.

92

A student loan refinancing platform that allows borrowers to pay off their debt in a number of different ways, including a lump sum or a fixed payment.

92

This startup offers an “unbiased” way to tell which colleges are the best for a student based on his or her preferences. The company uses data from the U.S. Department of Education to compare institutions based on various metrics like peer competition and graduation rates.

91

A streaming TV app for college students that manages a library of TV shows.

91

A team of medical students who want to make the process of finding a new doctor easier

91

New startup that aims to take the pain out of student loan payments, using the debt to create scholarships for low-income students.

91

A startup that builds "the world’s first decentralized, open source, student portal.” Its goal is to connect students around the world to their professors through a global network of university digital classrooms.

91

A startup that aims to make a service for college students that helps them find and pay for housing, then pay it off through a loan.

90

A platform to help college students compare programs and prepare for graduation.

90

Online learning platform for high school students.

90

A program for students to learn the science behind the environments they work in and work to protect.

89

This startup is building a platform for college students to manage their finances. It was built for students at a New York university, but the startup is raising a seed round to expand into more campuses.

89

A tool to help teachers with their lesson plans, giving them the ability to use the app to create lessons and share them with their students.

89

An education startup that connects students with tutors and provides tutoring plans that are personalized for each student.

89

A platform for helping students better understand college loans, with an interactive quiz that helps students create a personalized repayment plan.

89

A startup that provides a portal for students to post their projects and have them critiqued by teachers

88

A tool for teachers to manage their grading, grading rubrics, and student assignments in the classroom.

88

A San Francisco-based startup in the education marketplace space that wants to help lower-income students afford higher education. The startup tells me it’s had over $200,000 in investments, has more than 10,000 students, and has been used by more than 3,000 colleges and universities.

88

A no-cost education platform that helps students learn how to code by watching videos online. Arist wants to help millions of people learn programming.

87

An online learning platform for students, whose teachers are given a stipend based on student enrollment.

87

A digital assistant for teachers and students, based on the way Alexa operates.

86

A new school for students to learn coding, with a curriculum that mixes online and in-person instruction.

86

A tool for managing student debt, allowing users to “raise the rates they pay on student loan or credit card debt by a percent or more”.

86

Allows teachers to create lesson plans for their students, and customize them to their unique needs. The founders are hoping to recruit teachers to be the company’s first customers.

85

A startup that helps students decide what college to go to, by matching them with data on schools’ average SAT scores, average AP scores, average graduation rates, and more. The company uses algorithms to draw on this data to match applicants to schools.

85

This startup helps students compare a college’s financial aid package to other colleges.

85

A web-based platform for students to market and sell items they’ve made in their spare time.

85

This startup is building a student loan calculator for borrowers, to help them understand how much they will need to borrow in order to fund their degree.

85

A community that helps students of the University of California and beyond get the finance and career capital they need to start their own business.

84

A way for teachers to track and analyze student performance, which they hope will eventually become a standard curriculum in schools.

84

The startup is building a unique platform to allow students to take online classes that they can’t otherwise afford.

84

A cloud-based service that allows students to easily manage their coursework and assignments.

84

A startup that connects high school students to internships and part-time jobs at startups. It operates in the US, Canada, and the UK, with plans to expand to Australia, the Netherlands, and Germany in the future.

83

A tool for helping people pay off their student loans. The company has already started paying off over $3 million in loans for people who took out their student loans in the 1990s.

83

A student loan refinancing service that’s currently focused on the US.

83

This startup is building a platform that allows students to collaborate on projects and write code across school systems, in the hopes of creating a more creative learning environment.

82

Startup #7 is a marketplace for student housing. The company aims to transform the student housing industry, which is currently dominated by a small number of large corporations.

82

A text messaging service that uses automated language translation to translate the words of a conversation between two people in real time. It was started in 2012 by a group of PhD students and has raised just under $5 million in funding.

82

This company builds educational tools for students in the US and Canada.

81

A startup that helps students and parents collect donations for their college education. The startup, which was founded in September, has raised $35,000 to date.

81

Recruiting a new generation of workers for the tech industry by creating an online platform where college students can learn how to code and get jobs.

81

A startup that provides online courses for students in Africa to help them get college credit

80

Idea: A startup that provides a small-scale, educational version of a Tesla Powerwall battery to budding solar panel users The company says that their product is the fastest-growing solar product in the United States, and has seen an 800% increase in the number of students using it

80

A platform for creating and selling e-books, but targeted at high school students

80

This startup is building an interactive platform for teachers, parents, and students to communicate and collaborate.

80

A tool to help law students study for exams and employers find top graduates. The startup provides a platform for employers to post jobs and students to apply.

80

A startup that provides software for college students to help them manage their grades and schoolwork

79

A tool for teachers to visualize and understand the student body

79

A new platform for the next generation of musicians. Musikexplorer has a music school format, where the students get a chance to learn music and play in a band.

79

A startup that helps students of any age who are having difficulty in school to get tutoring

78

A tool to help connect students with secondary education with students in a similar grade at a university. The startup helps with translation and registration, and says it has successfully helped one student find a roommate for her roommate’s apartment.

78

A startup that is building a SaaS platform for young people to find jobs on college campuses. The company is using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help students and employers connect.

78

A team of PhD students and professors are building a system to allow “mostly science-based” investors to bet on the stock market with a goal of making it accessible to those who are currently excluded from investing.

78

A startup that helps students get their transcripts online for free.

78

A financial service for college students. The company is building a lending service for students.

78

A tool for schools to track their use of interactive whiteboards, with plans to add a student portal to the platform.

77

A platform for communications between students and their professors, where students can ask questions and professors can respond.

77

A platform for selling online courses and subscriptions, allowing students to take online courses for credit and work towards certifications.

77

A startup to help students get the most relevant and affordable loans from the US government.

77

A startup that wants to help people unload the debt they've accrued from student loans. They are currently working with 3,000 borrowers in the UK and hope to expand to the US in the next 12 months.

77

Student loans can be expensive, and this startup helps borrowers figure out what their rates are for different banks.

77

A company that lets teachers stream class lectures to the students in the classroom — and vice versa. The startup is currently working with 45 teachers and 10 school districts in the San Francisco Bay area.

76

In an effort to identify people who are interested in starting a business, the Y Combinator Summer School offers select entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from Y Combinator fellows while also receiving mentorship from Y Combinator partners. Since the school’s launch in 2011, over 400 students from around the world have participated.

76

A student-driven airline that’s been in operation for less than a month. Its founders are trying to get the airline off the ground by asking students to fund the startup, but now they’re asking for $25,000 to accelerate growth.

76

A startup to help people choose a college that fits their personality. The app is a resource for students and parents looking for information about schools.

75

A platform for teachers and students to interact that can be used to share notes, assignments, and homework via a visual interface. They are developing a way for teachers to grade students' work in real time, as well as a way for students to get feedback from teachers and classmates in real time.

75

A platform that allows teachers to create interactive class lessons and distribute them to their students. The startup has raised $9.6 million in funding to date.

74

A platform that helps colleges and universities manage and share course-related data. The company claims to have over 300 clients, and at present has over 10M enrolled students.

74

A startup that makes it easy for students to make their own online courses, based on the business model of Udemy. It gives them the ability to create their own courses and sell them.

74

A platform for students to learn from and connect with one another.

74

A web-based app that helps students in the US organize their academics.

74

A platform for students to find study groups

74

A startup that connects high-quality tutors and students Tutors can set their own price

73

Scrubly is a search engine that automatically detects plagiarism in text. The startup’s first product is a plagiarism tool that monitors students’ texts and flags any that could be misappropriated.

73

A platform for college students to learn how to code with their peers, without being in the classroom. It did not qualify for YC.

73

The startup is developing a personalized learning platform that connects students with academic experts, helping them identify their strengths and weaknesses and to improve their grades. In a space that typically focuses on grades, the startup is looking to provide a holistic approach to learning.

73

A company that builds smartphone apps for students, giving them access to course materials on the go.

73

A new app that allows users to “virtually” connect with a well-known psychologist. The app was launched in April and is being used by students and their parents to help them better understand their experiences with mental illness.

73

Byju's helps students set up learning programs and track their progress. The startup has been around for a while, but the recent YC batch saw a big spike in students signing up. Byju's has a $5 monthly subscription.

73

A platform for online learning, with tutoring and mentoring services. The startup is behind the new iPad app, which they say “enables teachers and students to practice and learn in real time from each other, with the help of a learning coach.”

73

Disrupting the $1.6 trillion global student loan market as we know it. According to the company, there are currently more than 200,000 different student loans, but very few of them are offered by the same company.

71

A student loan refinancing startup that helps students pay off their loans before they graduate.

71

A startup that is building a platform to allow high school students to build a career in technology.

70

A startup for college students looking for blue-collar jobs. The company is currently in its beta stage.

70

A startup that makes it easier for universities to use virtual reality to teach students.

70

A startup that helps teachers use their classroom’s data to better serve their students. TeacherSitter tracks a teacher’s attendance, assignments, and grades, and helps them decide how to help their students the most.

69

Using AI to provide help and support to students in the classroom, school and home.

69

A way to give teachers the ability to share video lectures with their students.

69

A startup that aims to help college students get answers to their questions about their health. There are an estimated 1.5 million students with health questions and a very limited number of resources to direct them to.

69

An online marketplace for university students where they can find internship opportunities, research and a community.

69

A company that helps teachers teach their students about the impact of their smartphones

69

A web-based tool meant to help teachers connect with parents of their students. The startup has $1.8 million in funding and a $5 million valuation.

69

Sphere is a new approach to online education based on the idea that online education is too expensive for many students and doesn’t provide high enough quality instruction. Sphere offers a free, high-quality education to anyone in the world.

68

A startup that helps students who are too busy to do their homework.

68

The startup wants to help students study in groups and learn from each other. It’s an app that makes it easy to create a study group.

67

A group of teachers who help people learn how to invest. The startup is using a subscription model to deliver the lessons, and has a minimum of 25 students per class.

67

The startup is building a platform to help academic institutions manage their students’ financial aid and fees.

67

A tool for data wrangling for the human sciences. It’s designed for students and professors (and not just for those in computer science,) and is looking to build a community around the product.

67

A startup that helps students with their college funding by letting them save for it in a way that’s much easier than applying for a loan.

66

A startup that brings the “higher education experience” to students by connecting them with tutors. Notable alumni include Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.

65

A $100 credit card designed for students who want to pay down debt.

65

A video-sharing platform for high school students to share their work and connect with each other. The company’s goal is to provide a forum for high school students to share their work with each other, inspire each other, and connect with mentors.

65

Pitch: A learning platform for students, with gamification and a “social network” feeling.

65

A program that matches and trains mentors with students in the Bay Area.

64

A “co-living” startup focused on the business side of student housing and aiming to become the Airbnb of college housing

64

An in-app and website for education and training, partnering with institutions like the US Air Force Academy to teach students how to fly drones.

63

A micro-app that helps teachers (and students) create and share lessons online. Zoono is currently in private beta, and is designed to help you teach, review, and grade lessons more efficiently by providing a single platform.

62

Idea : This company is trying to help foreign students in the US apply for student visas

62

A startup that offers a student loan refinancing service specifically for those in the public sector.

62

A startup that serves as a personal assistant for financial aid, working with schools to help students get financial aid and scholarships.

62

A tool that helps college students and professors create, collaborate, and grade assignments.

62

This startup is building a video platform that allows teachers to share lessons with students and get feedback from them.

62

The summer school is for students interested in learning programming and fundamental knowledge in computer science, with the intent of helping them be successful in college.

61

A new startup that helps students learn how to do their own repairs by teaching them the basics of repair.

61

A platform that connects people looking to go back to school with students willing to help each other out with things like homework, tutoring, and test prep. The founders say they’ve already helped more than 6,000 students fill out their applications and get into the class of their dreams.

60

A company that helps connect users with movers, whether it’s for students moving into a new apartment or for people moving out of an office.

60

An on-demand recruiting platform that targets college students who are also looking for jobs and put them in touch with employers.

59

A startup that helps teachers track students’ progress, in a way that can be used to incentivize or sanction students. They had an initial launch at the beginning of October.

59

A startup that offers a way for teachers to create custom lesson plans for their students.

59

A platform to help students communicate with professors and get feedback

59

A tool that helps educators find free, on-demand software for teaching various subjects, and is also a tool to help teachers find free software to use to teach their students.

58

A company that helps find and hire doctors in the United States to serve as mentors for American students studying abroad.

57

A platform for international students to find financial aid.

57

A technology company that helps doctors manage and teach medical students and residents.

57

A startup that helps companies and students organize their schoolwork, store it, and share it

57

Vela is an online tool that helps teachers organize and track student progress in their courses and subjects, in an effort to improve how teachers teach and students learn.

56

A personal financing tool that helps consumers save for retirement, borrow against their homes, refinance student loans, and reduce debt.

56

A mobile app that generates income for the user - a college student who buys cheap phone cases from China and resells them at a profit.

55

A tool for students to earn money and help people finance their education.

55

 A digital textbook and learning platform that makes it easy for teachers, students, and parents to create and share digital content.

55

A startup that lets you create a schedule of classes and events for the school year for a particular student.

54

A digital marketplace for students to buy and sell classes, with pricing based on student demand. The company has piloted the platform with 500 students, and will expand to other colleges and universities next year.

54

A platform for schools to track attendance and other important student data.

54

is a platform for selling used textbooks and keeping college students accountable for their books.

54

A way for students to learn about the world’s best universities while earning college credits.

54

A startup that helps businesses market to high school students, instead of relying on the university market.

53

A startup that helps teachers and students collaborate on homework and projects in real-time by connecting them through a chatroom.

53

This startup wants to democratize access to medical research data for students and researchers. It’s a software platform that allows medical students and researchers to build their own datasets and access global research in a user-friendly way.

53

 This startup is building an app to help educators better track student performance in their classrooms.

52

A tool for students that helps them track their progress and see how they’re doing in class. The company’s founders say they’re already working with a variety of colleges across the country.

52

The Y Combinator summer school is a four-week program that teaches computer science fundamentals to top-tier high school students. The program was launched in 2010 by Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator.

52

A company that helps people with student debt consolidate their debts and pay them off, sometimes with a single monthly payment.

52

SaveUp is a one-stop shop for college savings plans in the US, Canada, and the UK. It works to save people money with a tool that automatically sends pre-tax contributions from employer to student's 529. The company has raised $1.5M in funding.

51

A platform for meal delivery to college students. Currently in a pilot with 40 students.

51

A tool for teachers to collaborate and review lessons with students, built as a web application.

50

A company that helps students get into medical school by matching them with mentors. It takes a student’s application and provides recommendations on which medical school to apply to, based on the student’s chances of getting into medical school.

49

A Y Combinator company that wants to help students apply for loans and scholarships, helping them create a portfolio of their work.

48

A startup that produces custom, personalized, video profiles of students for online universities to use in marketing and recruiting.

48

A team of young women who are building an artificial intelligence system to help teachers teach students.

48

A new start-up that wants to make it easier for students to access their grades, assignments, and other materials. The company is currently offering a free plan for students and has raised a $2.5M seed round to date.

47

A tool to keep track of financial obligations, such as rent or credit cards or student loans.

47

A tool for non-tech students to learn about programming.

47

A team that’s building a platform to publish and sell educational content for students in the US.

46

A company that provides a micro-insurance product for students to cover important expenses.

46

A home-sharing platform for students on the move. It allows students to rent out rooms in their homes for short periods.

46

A startup that helps businesses advertise to college students, as part of a bigger initiative to build a community of college students for businesses.

45

A startup that’s building a “self-service digital environment” for legal firms and law students with a heavy focus on helping them find the right law firm for them.

45

A tool that helps teachers and students create and share lesson plans.

45

A startup that helps schools make more money from their online activities by directing the money that students spend on school supplies and other items to the school.

45

This startup wants to be the Airbnb of after-hours travel for dentists. Dentists can use the service to help students and interns for practice trips, and offer their own services to travelers looking for a dentist while on vacation.

45

A tool that helps university students use social media to share and learn.

45

We will be building a tool that will empower companies looking to start an internship program to make it easier for students to find internships.

45

A social network for college students with over 20k students currently enrolled. Its founders are looking to build a student-focused influencer platform that’s optimized for mobile, with a focus on gaming and video content.

45

A platform for online classes that connects education providers with students in real time.

44

This is a tool for teachers to grade students assignments. It also allows teachers to create lesson plans on their iPads.

43

A platform that helps universities and colleges create personalized online learning programs for students and teachers.

41

 A free 3D printer for students and educators. The company is also launching a subscription service to provide access to more advanced models and features.

41

A computer science student who wanted to help his parents, so he built a website for them to search for and buy used cars, and a mobile app to help them make appointments.

41

The company is building a tool to help students and families connect with counselors, with the goal of solving the “crisis of crisis counselors.”

40

A financial literacy app for students. The startup is in the final stages of funding and gearing up to release its product.

40

An online marketplace for teachers. The startup is building tools that can assist teachers in managing their students' progress, and the creation and sharing of lesson plans.

39

A toolkit for high-school students to create their own data science applications.

39

A cloud-based database of student loan debt for people to search, with a sign-up required to see data. The company also has a personal debt management product.

39

A company that makes software to help colleges manage student enrollment and completion of classes via a single online system.

38

A software company that aims to provide a suite of tools to help people avoid missing payments. It handles a lot of the back end for consumer finance companies, including student loans and credit cards.

38

A “local” marketplace for students to find tutors and classes.

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A tool to ensure that employees or students are taking the right amount of time off, based on company policies.

37

You take one of their books, but when you’re done you can download the PDF, which is much easier to read. They also have ebooks that include exercises, so if you’re a student, you can practice your reading over and over again.

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A program for graduating students to match them with jobs and internships, pitching itself as an alternative to unpaid internships.

35

This is a startup that builds financial products for the European travel industry, with a focus on the global student market. It offers a student loan re-finance product in the UK, as well as a personal loans product in the UK, Germany, and Ireland.

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A student loan refinance platform. The company is looking to partner up with large banks to refinance student loans.

35

A company creating a platform for teachers to communicate to parents and students in a more effective way.

35

A student travel concierge service.

35

A platform to connect law enforcement and schools to reduce the risk of school shootings by allowing for anonymous tip-offs on students with behavioral issues.

34

A company that helps students pay for tuition with a prepaid debit card, available to any in the US. The startup has built a “pay to school” system that works with any college, university, or trade school. The startup doesn’t operate in Brazil.

34

A platform that brings medical students and doctors together for consultations via video calls. The company says it has more than a thousand doctors signed on, and that in its first six months it had $300,000 in revenue.

34

A tool that helps students learn how to write, and a subscription service that helps teachers use it in the classroom.

34

The most influential students in the YC community are the founders and co-founders of YC startups. These are founders that have gone on to found their own companies in the seven years since YC.

34

A product designed for students and young professionals, where one can send a request for a meeting, and the other can respond with a time and place. The company was founded in March, and is working on a handful of deals in Silicon Valley for the product.

31

A startup that wants to help students in the United Kingdom study abroad through a program that pairs them with a local student.

31

The founder of Code.org, a nonprofit working to make computer science education more accessible, wants to create a foundation to encourage high school students to learn software and programming.

30

A student loan refinancing company that helps borrowers get out of student debt by consolidating all their loans into one. It aims to make this process as simple as possible by allowing borrowers to make payments via their credit cards.

30

A video-based learning platform where students can ask questions to their teachers, while the teachers’ answers are displayed as video lessons.

29

A startup that helps high school students build their own websites. They’re launching in the US in 2019

29

A financial app for students that helps colleges accept payments directly from a student’s bank account, instead of charging fees or taking checks.

29

A startup platform for students to find tutors, teachers, and other school professionals. It has already been featured on the Showcase Stage of Startup Battlefield.

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This startup wants to streamline the college application process by letting students manage their entire application through a single portal, with the goal of making the process easier and better for students.

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A student org that helps startups with recruitment

28

One of the startup’s cofounders, Sumeet Singh, was born in India, raised in New Jersey, and still regularly wears a turban. Harsh and Singh met as PhD students at MIT.

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A startup that wants to help people manage their student loan debt. The company takes a subscription model that pays off the loan over time.

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A platform that allows schools to create digital badges for students, so they can be tracked easily.

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A more personal way to pay back student loans. The startup helps students manage their debt by putting on an income-based repayment plan. It’s a platform for students to create a customized plan and manage their debt.

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A company that helps medical students find clinical trials.

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A food delivery service for college students. The startup is building a delivery service that allows students to order food in advance and save money.

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A team of PhD students from the University of Pennsylvania is building a “smart alarm” that responds to the user and their environment to help them wake up in the morning.

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A digital library for videos, books, and other media that are available to students at any time.

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A self-service platform for managing your student loan.

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A college student loan refinancing startup, which connects students with investors who can refinance their loans.

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 This startup is building a credit score for students, using big data to analyze their school and academic performance, and then applying that to a credit score.

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A platform for students to request tutoring, with the company taking a 20% cut from tutors’ earnings.

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A startup that wants to create a “virtual cycle” for getting employees, students, and governments better benefits and services through “social innovation”.

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A startup that wants to “be the go-to destination for students and professionals to discover, apply, and begin their careers in tech”.

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A tool to help teachers identify and meet the needs of their students.

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An artificial intelligence program that gives tutors human-like feedback to help students study better.

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A platform that helps students to quickly and easily find and apply for internships.

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The company’s goal is to make the process of applying for visas easier for international students.

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A startup for managing student loans, connecting students with lenders and helping them get the best deals.

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A startup that matches up students with internships in cities all over the country.

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A student loan management app, designed to make the process of paying off student loans simpler.

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A mobile app that helps individual teachers track and manage their students. The company is headquartered in New York and has over $5 million in funding.

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A tool that helps schools schedule their special events. The idea is simple: it’s a calendar for schools, which students can access to find out about upcoming events.

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This service helps international students apply for visas, complete their medical exams, and file for work permits. They have 2 employees, with a goal to expand to 8.

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A student loan refinancing startup that promises to reduce interest rates. It just closed a $10 million round, and its founders said they’re targeting 15% of student loan holders.

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A mobile app designed to allow teachers to pair student collaboration tools with social media.

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A startup that’s helping to teach 4,000 students a month in the Bay Area how to code.

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A tool that will help students learn how to code, using a code-based framework to teach everything from HTML to CSS to JavaScript.

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The startup makes it easier for schools to manage their student schedules and handle student behavior.

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A startup creating a video tool for learning that allows students to share comments, questions, and content, helping teachers capture and rewind complex information.

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Campus Labs’s goal is to help students find low-cost and free apartment rentals while still providing professional service and quality amenities

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Provide an online marketplace for online courses to give students more choices when deciding what to take.

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A tool for school districts to track their student populations, including how many absences are being taken and whether those absences are needed.

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The startup is an online tool for getting and processing student loan payments.

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A startup for students and parents, and a way for students and parents to communicate and share information with each other.

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This startup is building a chatbot that helps college students with their college applications, applying for aid and paying their bills.

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A startup that makes the process of making a college application more streamlined and effective, by providing free tools and support to students.

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A startup that helps college students decide which courses to take and which ones to skip. They’re currently building a prototype app with over 5,000 students and 300 universities.

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A company that helps students buy health insurance early, saving them money.

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The startup wants to build an in-person recruiting marketplace for corporate campuses. The company has already built an app to help visiting college students find housing.

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The startup aims to be a peer-to-peer marketplace for student loans, to help students avoid high interest rates by borrowing from other students.

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A one-on-one tutoring platform for students. The company has raised $43 million and is currently in beta in New England.

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A group of students at Carnegie Mellon University are building a wearable that tracks the human heart rate, breathing, and activity. The technology is meant to be used for home wellness, but also to help with medical research.

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A startup that helps high school students organize their activities through a student-specific calendar.

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A startup that brings the best talent from the world's best schools to teach you how to be a better coder. The startup is an elite teachers program that has sold out its next batch of spots to students from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, and Israel.

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A startup that helps college students get a better idea of their financial aid package.

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A company that helps teachers all over the world teach students about animals in the natural world outside of school.

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 The startup offers a platform for students to share data on their college essays with professors.

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The app allows people to pay off their student loans with a 25% monthly discount, which they say can be used for a wide range of things.

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A platform for shared student housing that helps companies find better deals on apartments.

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A startup that texts college students details about upcoming events, based on their interests.

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A platform for students to help each other study, with the beauty of the app being that it’s entirely transparent to the student.

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 This startup aims to build a platform for college students to simply and easily get internships.

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DesiRad is a college group for Indian students in the US that makes it easier to find events and connect with others in the local community.

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A platform to help colleges teach students how to code. The startup will teach students how to code using the Drag & Drop interface, which is more intuitive compared to using more traditional programming languages.

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A platform for college students to start a video production or podcast company, with a free online course for budding producers.

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A team of students from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business built a prototype for a new way for consumers to share their data. The idea is to make the sharing of personal data easier and more social, and to use it to show users how to make better decisions.

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A software platform for high school students to build interactive, video game-style apps.

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The startup wants to bring online education to developing countries. It’s currently building its first pilots in India and Nigeria, where it’s pitched as a way to bring education to places that aren’t well-off enough to attract students from elsewhere.

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A micro-purchase tool for students to pay a particular school a specific amount, and also a tool for teachers to track the progress of a group of students. The startup was founded in July.

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A company that helps teachers and students connect and collaborate by syncing them with each other and their teachers via a universal app.

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A 4th grade student created a video explaining the new health care bill and has over 1 million views on YouTube.

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Since its founding in 2011, this nonprofit has built a library of online resources and tools for the disadvantaged, including an online database of nearly 100,000 student aid resources.

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A food delivery service for students at NYU’s dorms, so students don’t have to make their own food.

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A student loan refinancing startup looking to help people consolidate their student loans by consolidating into a single loan from their bank

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A startup that helps people make the most of their work time. The product is currently live but their first product is a planning tool for college students to plan out their time.

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A platform for student loans, with no upfront fees. They’re currently in talks with over 100 banks to make it available to their customers.

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A platform that helps students get tutoring help from other students.

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A company that wants to give medical students the tools to study medicine.

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This startup provides a way for educators to set up a private Facebook group for their students to discuss problems and solutions in their field, with the private group being able to take part in online discussions.

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A startup that pays people to do research on topics they are interested in which is then written up into a paper and sold to students

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A global education platform for students, parents, and educators.

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A company that uses data and AI to help schools and districts improve their academic performance and allows parents and students to compare schools and districts

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The company works with college campuses and universities to provide the service to students and faculty, and uses machine learning to match students and prospective jobs.

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A company that sells low cost digital cameras to students, aiming to help them improve their photography.

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College employment data is hard to get, and many prospective students are unaware of job-seeking opportunities in their region.

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A student loan software that helps students budget, plan, and control their loans.

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A SaaS-based platform that helps people set up and manage a personal work environment with access to all the tools they need, such as email and file storage, with a focus on helping educators who struggle to collaborate with their students.

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A platform for collecting feedback from students and faculty.

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A startup that works with colleges to help students get jobs.

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Parchment is building a personalized education platform for students, parents, and teachers. Parchment uses artificial intelligence to identify the people in your life who share your interests, then helps match them with relevant educational content.

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A social network for students, with a twist: Students can share their school activities with their friends, who can then follow them to see what they’re up to.

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A tool for schools to manage their student records. It’s a feature-rich K-12 management system, with a reporting dashboard, time tracking, and grading for administrators.

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This is a platform that helps people collect, organize, and manage all of their different loans, including student loans, mortgages and car loans.

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A credit card for students to get the best interest rate possible

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A startup for school districts that provides teachers with the ability to interact more with their students. The startup is planning to launch a B2B version of the app later this year.

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A tool that helps teachers share their “best practices” to students, and allow students to access them via video.

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This startup wants to help students pay for college by cutting out the middleman. With EnrollMe, students can set up online accounts at their schools, then buy the school's textbooks, pay for the school's dorms and student meal plans, and then transfer those funds directly to their school.

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A consumer finance app that will only work in the US. It’s meant to help people with student loans.

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A startup that wants to replace the tedious process of filling out financial aid forms in the US. US students and colleges can apply for aid with a form that automatically pulls in their data.

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A startup for students to sell their books and textbooks. Students can also buy and sell textbooks for a fixed price.

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A new textbook for medical students and residents, meant to help them learn and retain information.

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Idea: A startup that helps people who are new to a city find places to live. The startup is targeting international students, new workers and the like, and aims to partner with landlords to make a profit.

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A software startup that is building a platform for education to improve the quality of schools and the educational experience for students.

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A credit reporting platform designed to make it easier for borrowers to understand their credit scores and learn from their spending. It was built by a team of three grad students from MIT and TWC Labs, and was launched in July.

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A startup that builds a toolset for Nigerian students to learn English.

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A company that wants to help students learn the benefits of a college degree and the costs associated.

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Idea: A more sustainable and affordable apartment building for college students

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A startup that sells clothes designed by students of fashion schools and helps them get exposure and eventually graduate from design school

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A startup that’s building out a digital education platform that is open-sharing, student-led, and can adapt to a school’s needs.

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A startup that provides tutoring services for students so that they can get better grades and get into better colleges

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A startup that provides a service for people to create a course about something they’re an expert in and then sell that course to students

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A startup that is a marketplace for furniture that is designed by students of architecture school

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A startup that provides a service for students who are starting a business to teach them how to apply to accelerators, which ones are best and what to expect

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Idea: Sofi is a lending program for student loans They say they can get a loan to anyone in 6 minutes, and don’t charge a processing fee The company is currently lending $3,000 loans (via a credit line) to students

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Idea: A platform for schools to offer their students free access to the Khan Academy

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Idea: A startup that helps students and recent grads find and apply for jobs The target market is students who are pretty much guaranteed to get a job, but the startup’s ambitions are much larger

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Idea: Mobile App that shows students what colleges are like

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Idea: A job search app for college students and recent grads in the US It takes a gamified approach, with a focus on making the process of finding a job more fun

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Idea: A startup that’s building a tool that lets you share your high school student’s grades and progress with colleges

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Idea: A mobile app trying to solve the ‘rejection’ problem that young students face when applying for jobs and internships A person can apply for jobs via the app and be notified if they’re not qualified, but it’s aimed at helping young people get over the shame of being rejected

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Idea: A startup that wants to teach students music through digital lessons

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Idea: A SaaS for student loans that helps borrowers keep track of their loans and what they’re paying, as well as offers advice.

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Idea: A personal finance management startup for college students. The startup helps students budget their expenses with the intention of graduating debt-free.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a tool for online tutoring, but its focus is on the digital-first approach it’s taking: the startup sees the future of education as a lot more digital, and so it’s building a teaching platform that works with students’ tablets and phones.

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Idea: A music education startup that wants to provide teachers for music students in a Snapchat-like interface.

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Idea: A startup that provides students with an online forum to help each other figure out what career paths they should take.

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Idea: A startup that’s building an app to help students make their resumes more attractive to employers.

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Idea: A startup that is building a system to help schools more easily track student attendance and track student attendance more effectively.

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Idea: A startup for organizing course reading materials, meant to help students read more.

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Idea: A company that builds a mobile app that provides a “visual, interactive experience” for the middle school/high school students to buy and sell items to one another.

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A startup that provides a service to help students prepare for college

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