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Campus Shift

We are the textbook "Kayak" + a safe "Craigslist" for college students

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location St. Charles, MO, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Campus Shift couples its "Kayak" for textbooks search engine with a safe, campus-centered "Craigslist" to help students stay safe and save hundreds of dollars each year. Students are strapped for time and money in school, and Campus Shift offers a place for them to find savings on their expensive textbooks with just a click, and couples this with a safe place for them to buy & sell their books and other items to their classmates.


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    Founder & CTO

    Before founding Campus Shift, Derek was part of the management team of two startups, and also spent nearly 5 years working as a consultant for startup phone company Valor Telecom and has 10 years’ experience within telecom. In addition, Derek has been developing software for almost 14 years. He has his BA from the University of Texas, and MBA and JD from the University of Akron.

  • Jeff 20lorton
    Co-Founder & CEO

    Jeff has 20 years experience in enterprise sales and marketing. He has also been integral in launching new products and companies in international and domestic higher education markets, and has excelled in PR, product management and business development roles at corporate and startup organizations. He is a graduate of Georgia State University with a marketing degree from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Previous Investors

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    Lorain County Community College - Innovation Fund
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    Youngstown Business Incubator - Inspire Fund
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    Kent State University