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BuddyUp

Developed by students at PSU, BuddyUp has helped thousands of students find study partners and pass their most difficult classes.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2013
  • Employees 5
  • Website buddyup.org

Company Summary

BuddyUp is a social network that helps students find study buddies and organize study groups. Created by students in 2013, the company is actively generating revenue by licensing the product to universities. Having recently expanded from 3 campuses to 12, the company is launching an iPhone and Android version of the app and expanding the Sydney, Australia.

Team

  • Brian serves as the CEO of BuddyUp and is the founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Society (YESpdx). He is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum and a graduate (w/Honors) of Portland State University, where, as an undergraduate, he also served as an instructor. He often provides guidance and mentorship to early-stage companies and entrepreneurs and is active in Portland's philanthropic community.

  • Steven Skoczen is an entrepreneur, programmer, and 15-year veteran of the startup scene. He's been the technical co-founder at three companies, authored several widely-used open source packages, and led teams of developers at places like Wieden+Kennedy and UCSD. Steven holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Cornell University.

Advisors

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    Irving Levin
    Advisor (Strategy, Finance) - Portland, OR
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    Advisor (Go-to-Market, Tech) - Portland, OR
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    Filip Kaliszan
    Advisor (EdTech, Product) - Palo Alto, CA
    Unconfirmed
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    James Fowler, PhD
    Advisor (Research, Product) - UC San Diego
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    Andrew Beldin
    Advisor (Financing, Strategy) - Portland, OR
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Arlene Schnitzer
    Seed-stage Investor
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    Ross Lienhart
    Seed-stage Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    Nancy Hales
    Seed-stage Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    Ken Thrasher
    Seed-stage Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    Jim Meyer
    Seed-stage Investor
    Unconfirmed
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    Marvin Kaiser
    Seed-stage Investor - Previously Dean at PSU
    Unconfirmed
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    Peter Platt
    Seed-stage Investor / Advisor Owner of Andina
    Unconfirmed