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    Date submitted
  • 04-Feb-2017

StudyBuddy

Abstract

Imagine that it’s your first day of the semester at Harvard. You’re in a class with new classmates you’ve never met before. You’re in the library that first month, working on an assignment. You’re struggling and want a quick fix then and there.

Currently, there’s no way for you to know who else nearby is studying the same thing & then to meet up for an impromptu study session. With StudyBuddy, that classmate (whether they are a stranger or a friend) whose DTS (Down to Study) is always at your fingertips.

We're using technology to (1) help you get to know classmates you wouldn’t have otherwise met and (2) to facilitate peer-to-peer learning so that no study question is left unanswered.

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

University students.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Imagine that it’s your first day of the semester at Harvard. You’re in a class with new classmates you’ve never met before. You’re in the library that first month, working on an assignment. You’re struggling and want a quick fix then and there. Currently, there’s no way for you to know who else nearby is studying the same thing and then to meet up for an impromptu study session. With StudyBuddy, that classmate (whether they are a stranger or a friend) whose DTS (Down to Study) is always at your fingertips. We're using technology to (1) help you get to know classmates you wouldn’t have otherwise met and (2) to facilitate peer-to-peer learning so that no study question is left unanswered.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Effective promotional campaign and university partnerships.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Combination of strong technical and business talent; track record of success.