Tired of hitting many privacy blocks, or wanting your college life back? Many students are finding it harder to get a job in today’s market not just because of the economy, but because of their social lives. Lately teachers, professors, and students have been getting fired over having their Facebook profile exposed to the wrong people. Now there is a new solution for everyone. CollegeRoar.com, a new social network exclusive for students, has been catching a lot of media attention across the state of Georgia. After Facebook left the college market College Roar came along to pick up their journey.
“Over at CollegeRoar.com we are trying to pickup where Facebook left off, and develop our viewpoint on what facebook would have become if it did not leave the market. The site is a social media site like everyone else, but with various campus directed features.” (Founder)
Starting back in fall 2009, from a conceived idea in his girlfriends apartment, Will embarked on a journey to develop a utility platform for students. Overall allowing productivity and socializing on campus exclusively with their own branded network by the college.
“We have been working diligently for 2 years trying to develop the perfect site that students have been wanting for years. From student deals to listing textbooks for sell online. The goal is to help students have a more sociable life on campus.” (Founder)
Through a huge lack of funding this startup has had many financial instability, but fought to see its chance of light down the road. Investors are turning to look at the site with much potential based on the pioneer advanced applications the site offers for group work collaborating, socializing, and media sharing. According to the founder, investment offers exceeding 100,000 dollars with huge stakes in the company have been offered, but turned them down for unknown reasons. Some of the biggest applications that are featured on the site are multiple webcam chat, file sharing, group conversations, live document editing, screen sharing, idea collaborating, and much more.
For the first time students won’t have to worry about professors knowing their business while on campus, but be able to actively participate more through College Roar’s event streaming application. This is one site a student needs to be apart of. Keep your Facebook for your public life, while having a College Roar account for your college life. This is one start-up you will want to keep your eye out for in months to come.