OOHLALA Makes Top 30 Under 30 in Education for Forbes Magazine

OOHLALA has been selected for Top 30 Under 30 in Education for Forbes Magazine this year.

OOHLALA Top 30 Under 30 in Education ForbesNinety 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.

View the image of team OOHLALA from 2011, or view the 2014 Global Partnership Week video created by Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs.

The Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

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