OOHLALA has been selected for Top 30 Under 30 in Education for Forbes Magazine this year.
Ninety percent of college students use smartphones, mostly for games, music and social networking. So why not as a better connection to their campus? OOHLALA is a mobile community used by over 1 million higher ed students and 100 colleges in five countries that enables students to interface with their campuses with features like class alerts, messaging and photo wall.
Peter Cen and James Dang of team OOHLALA, representing the University of Toronto in Canada, received $5,000 as a runner-up team in the 2011 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge. OOHLALA is a mobile community used by over 1 million higher ed students and 100 colleges in five countries that enables students to interface with their campuses with features like class alerts, messaging and photo wall. OOHLALA has grown to 20 people and has made $1 million in revenue last year.
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