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Big Biz on Campus

Go back to school with a business serving the college crowd.

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This story appears in the March 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Ray Sozzi, founder of Boston-based Student Advantage Inc., was thinking business even during his own college career at Dartmouth College, where he started an on-campus newspaper distribution service. The business was good practice-Sozzi learned how to serve students at the Hanover, New Hampshire, school and give them what they needed.

In 1992, Sozzi put that knowledge into practice with Student Advantage. What started as a student discount program has become one of the largest student membership organizations serving the college market. Its network of services includes a discount program, a college sports community (Fansonly.com) and an online scholarship research service, to name a few.

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