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[Hartford Courant] SW Stamford: Final Impressions

The MyStuDebt Team from left to right: Karim Assaf, co-founder Amee Patel, Thajeer Thundiyil, co-founder Michelle Larivee and Qing Quinton. At center is Ed Petner, lead organizer of the event and co-founder/managing director of the Stamford Innovation Center.

The MyStuDebt Team from left to right: Karim Assaf, co-founder Amee Patel, Thajeer Thundiyil, co-founder Michelle Larivee and Qing Quinton. At center is Ed Petner, lead organizer of the event and co-founder/managing director of the Stamford Innovation Center.

April 2nd 2012

Stamford’s first annual Startup Weekend was an awesome experience.  I was privileged to meet and get to know a ton of smart and fascinating people.

When I sat in on the eventual winner, MyStuDebt, practicing their pitch on Sunday afternoon I was floored by how thorough their idea was.  Their web-based platform to manage student loan focuses on providing borrowers with loan management tips, financial literacy information and repayment advice.  There’s no question that the idea for MyStuDebt comes at a perfect time with the student loan debt recently surpassing $1 trillion dollars.

The founders of MyStuDebt, Michelle Larivee and Amee Patel, two students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania have informed Stamford Innovation Center leaders that they intend on moving to Connecticut after graduating…Read More

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