A new website is being launched by a University of Minnesota student. The site will offer a unique editing and feedback exchange which will enable students free, high quality peer review editing.
The site is called Docutoss (www.docutoss.com/)
One of the sites founders, is a current full-time student and explains his decision to launch the site, despite the busyness of a college schedule.
College is a beneficial time to start a business for many reasons. Not only does it allow a creative release that may come to pay for itself (unlike other hobbies), but it also allows students a chance to gain experience and increase their employability at a time in their lives when they still have a sense of security while need to take the risks that starting a business involves.
Today more and more small start-ups are popping up on college campuses due to the low costs that the internet provides and the available customers these new "business owners" attend class with. In fact, the potential of this time period in many young entrepreneurs life has not been lost on the founders of some of the most successful companies in the world. Google, Dell, Facebook, FedEx, Reddit, Napster, and Time Magazine, to name a few are just some of the business who were started during their founders' collegiate years.
Here at the UMN we have had some start-ups of our own. In recent years there have been many technological and environmentally driven start-ups to come for the University of Minnesota. Last year saw the invention of Max Arndt's Toepener, which is currently in use on many doors at the St. Paul campus. This fall will also see Docutoss, a peer-to-peer document editing site with a unique rating system.