Conn. MBA grads start social site “shizzlr.com”

Conn. MBA grads start social site “shizzlr.com”

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The two University of Connecticut MBAs have instead received $350,000 in private and state money to develop shizzlr.com, a corner of the Internet dedicated to college students and 20-somethings.

Nick Jaensch and Keith Bessette know that 500 million online friends and $1.5 billion raised from investors are for that other online social network.

Jaensch is 24 years old and Bessette is 31, raised $200,000 from friends and family and $150,000 from Connecticut Innovations,It is a state’s venture investment agency.

Shizzlr is intended to informally bring together friends who text message social plans. Users opt in those they want to include and see what they are doing.

“Everybody is involved in a group message, everyone is up-to-date and everyone can give their input,” Jaensch said. “We’re changing the norm about how people make plans.”

few thousand users have already signed up and Jaensch hopes that will grow to 50,000 by May. According to him the business model for the site could be the review site, yelp.com, where businesses pay to highlight their market.

The two University of Connecticut MBAs have instead received $350,000 in private and state money to develop shizzlr.com, a corner of the Internet dedicated to college students and 20-somethings.

Nick Jaensch and Keith Bessette know that 500 million online friends and $1.5 billion raised from investors are for that other online social network.

Jaensch is 24 years old and Bessette is 31, raised $200,000 from friends and family and $150,000 from Connecticut Innovations,It is a state’s venture investment agency.

Shizzlr is intended to informally bring together friends who text message social plans. Users opt in those they want to include and see what they are doing.

“Everybody is involved in a group message, everyone is up-to-date and everyone can give their input,” Jaensch said. “We’re changing the norm about how people make plans.”

few thousand users have already signed up and Jaensch hopes that will grow to 50,000 by May. According to him the business model for the site could be the review site, yelp.com, where businesses pay to highlight their market.

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