Meet Campus Joe: A Young Entrepreneurlorenzo | Dec 11, 2007
Joe Colasuonno isn’t your ordinary twenty-something: he’s a recent college grad, current graduate school student in Biomedical Science, Medical School applicant and entrepreneur.
Joe started two businesses targeting college students, and is using Elance to build his latest venture – CampusJoe.com.
CampusJoe.com is designed to be a one stop platform for campus students. “It’s an exciting fusion of iGoogle, Netvibes, Pageflakes, and Facebook,” said Campus Joe. “It will include aspects of social networking, blogs and wikis, allowing college students to create a customizable internet 'start page', with sections for different groups, areas of interest, and RSS feeds.” Joe is forecasting 20 schools using the product in the first year.
With great ideas like CampusJoe.com, it’s not surprising to learn that CampusJoe.com isn't Joe’s first entrepreneurial venture. He started his first college business, EagleNites (a website for Boston College students) while he was still a student.
In fact, he won the $10,000 grand prize at the Boston College Venture Competition for the EagleNites business. He reinvested his winnings into the creation of CampusJoe.com.
(Update: Joe is finishing development of the site now and hopes to launch it in the coming weeks.)
Joe says he likes Elance because it's easy to post projects and he was able to quickly evaluate and hire the right firm on Elance to bring his vision for CampusJoe.com to life.
Best of luck, Joe!