Southern California Goes Back To School: Five Education Startups

It's back to school time for most of Southern California, as kids are back in school everywhere after a long summer break. However, it's always school for these five companies and startups, who focus on the education market and are defining the next generation of companies focused on this market.

Student of Fortune

Student of Fortune lets students ask for homework help, and pay to get answers to those questions and access tutorials and other information. The site was started by three college friends, who were frustrated with lack of homework help available on the web. (Altadena; CEO: Sean McCleese) [Profile]

Campus Explorer

Campus Explorer maintains a databse of college degrees and schools, allowing students to find the types of college and education programs they are looking for. (Santa Monica; CEO: Jerry Slavonia) [Profile]
( is an online site which helps students find college internships. The site also includes online coaching and career advice, resume tips, and more. (Burbank; CEO: Robin Richards) [Profile]


Cramster offers up homework help, study groups, textbook solutions, and more for students, across a wide range of subjects. The site is particularly strong on math, science, and engineering help. (Pasdena; cofounders, Robert Angarita and Aaron Hawkey) [Profile]


Applying to colleges? One of the major things you have to do when applying for schools is get your high school transcript to those colleges, which is exactly what Docufide does. The firm has developed software which allows high schools to send electronic transcripts to universities and colleges nationwide. (Los Angeles; CEO: John Reese). [Profile]

Are we missing your favorite, Southern California, education related startup? Let us know!