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Pooling Resources to Build a College Note-Sharing Business

Three entrepreneurs on the same mission to facilitate college note-sharing join forces -- and 360,000 students follow.

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United: From left, Glynn loPresti, Michael Rihani and Patrick Gartlan.

United: From left, Glynn loPresti, Michael Rihani and Patrick Gartlan.

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At Virginia Tech, the term "koofers" has long referred to the practice of sharing study materials among friends and across classes.



The rub? Until alums Glynn LoPresti, Michael Rihani and Patrick Gartlan stepped in by founding Koofers Inc. in 2006, students had to be friends with a classmate to share notes--and had to be part of Virginia Tech.

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