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Whoizit Mobile App

Brett Andler, E13, is putting a new spin on a classic childhood game. Whoizit, the proposed name of his project submitted to Startup Weekend Boston, uses your Facebook friends to create a mobile app version of the board game Guess Who? The original game involved guessing a fictional character by asking ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions and narrowing down the options. Instead of a fictional character, Whoizit will take a randomly selected mutual Facebook friend from two competing players and have them guess who it is using the same method as the game. The online app would be a way to connect with friends, find out new things about people, and share inside jokes or memories. Whoizit won the Audience Choice award at Startup Weekend Boston and is now working on raising funds through Kickstarter to make their proposal a reality. You can watch their YouTube video explaining the app in their own words below:

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The Compass Fellowship at Tufts University

Compass Partners’ Compass Fellowship, supported by the Kenneth Cole Foundation, recently announced the 2011-2012 Tufts Mentors. The Compass Fellowship aims to engage and support social entrepreneurs in their endeavors as undergraduates.

The Compass Fellowship has notable partnerships at Tufts University through The Gordon Institute, along with Georgetown, American, and various other socially cognizant institutions.

Late this summer, Compass Fellow Jack McDermott, A14, launched Balbus Speech’s mobile app Speech4Good. According to McDermott, Balbus Speech…

…looks to connect, support, and inspire people who stutter across an online community of speech therapy. We believe that connective technology can be harnessed to meet the needs of stutterers and therapists alike. We believe that, by uniting this technology with proven therapy methods, speech therapy can become more accessible, effective, and efficient. More than anything else, we hope to help people who stutter find their voice as I have found mine.

You can follow both Compass Partners and Balbus Speech on Twitter.


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