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Penn students can buy and sell class notes on new site Noteriety

Built by undergraduates Adam Elkassas and Arjun Jain, the site received $300 in transactions in less than a week of existence and has received $800 so far.

Huntsman Hall on Penn's campus. Photo by Flickr use smiley_river via Creative Commons. Taken on Oct. 11, 2007.

About 500 Penn students have signed up to buy and sell class notes on a new site called Noteriety. “Get A’s. Make bank,” the site says.

Visit Noteriety here.

In its two weeks of existence, the site has received about $800 in transactions, as well as 50 subscribers to its $5/month class notes archive, said cofounder and Penn sophomore Arjun Jain. Noteriety, which is exclusively for Penn students, was part of the inaugural PennApps Accelerator this past fall, a student-run program to help turn hacking projects into startups, first reported by Daily Pennsylvanian.

Jain is also the cofounder of GreenVote, a startup built at PennApps that lets people vote on the temperature of a building. He created the site with Penn sophomore Adam Elkassas. It might remind you of DreamIt graduate Notehall, a marketplace for class notes that was bought by Chegg for $3.7 million after leaving Philadelphia.

Read the whole Daily Pennsylvanian story here.

The site raised the ire of a Philadelphia magazine reporter, who said the site encouraged cutting classes. That wasn’t the intention, at least, Jain said.

“By crowdsourcing study material, Adam and I really believe we can help students optimize the way they study,” he wrote in an email.

Companies: Notehall / University of Pennsylvania

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