Two Iowa State Grads Launch St. Paul Startup Flamingo

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By Alex Hanson, Iowa State Daily

“As students get settled in on campus for the fall semester, many are waiting to see if professors will require them to use textbooks for their classes, and shelling out hundreds of dollars this semester is something students may dread.

Two ISU alumni are seeking an end to the problem many face by cutting the cost in half and saving students money. The new app “Flamingo” has launched on Android phones and tablets and is awaiting approval in the Apple app store. The app creators, Aaron Hurd, 2006 computer engineering graduate, and Joe Schneider, 2007 computer engineering graduate, said “students deserve a better way to buy and sell textbooks.”

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