by Adam Hoeksema, StringHub Co-Founder
StringHub is a web-based platform that connects university student class projects with businesses who can utilize those class projects to grow, and provide a real world learning experience for students at the same time.
Where did the idea for StringHub come from?
After attending Indianapolis Startup Weekend in the Spring of 2011, I realized, in order to be successful, startup teams typically need support in web development, design, marketing, finance, public relations and the list could go on. All of these skills and talents naturally converge at colleges and universities, there are students working on class projects in all of these areas of expertise. If we can unlock the real world value of the class projects that students are already completing, and use them to support businesses, we could create a win-win situation for both the students and the businesses. Startup Weekend inspired me to actually take that idea and make it a reality.
How exactly does StringHub work?
The StringHub Platform works as follows:
- Professors add a class and post a project on the platform
- Businesses view and apply for open projects
- Professors choose which businesses to accept for the project and assign student teams
- Students and businesses can send attachments and messages back and forth to complete the project on the platform
- Finally, the business provides feedback to help students learn and improve
How to get started with StringHub?
We just launched version 1.0 of the StringHub platform, and we are now accepting businesses and university professors as beta testers. It is completely free for beta testers. We would love for you to sign up here and provide feedback to help us improve!