SOURCE: Wiggio

September 15, 2008 08:00 ET

Wiggio Makes It Easy for Students to Work in Groups

Company Introduces Free, Web-Based Tools That Improve Group Collaboration and Communication

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) -


News Facts:

--  Wiggio, an angel-funded,
    Cambridge, MA-based startup,
    today announced the launch
    of www.Wiggio.com, a website
    that makes it easy for students
    to work in groups.

--  Wiggio was developed
    specifically for the student
    market and the functionalities
    were chosen based directly on
    student input.

--  Frustrated with their own
    experiences working in groups
    as students at Cornell
    University, co-founders Dana
    Lampert and Lance
    Polivy wanted to create an
    easier and more efficient way
    for students to collaborate
    and communicate.

--  Wiggio allows students to manage
    and keep track of all of their
    groups from one place. The site's
    features and functions are what
    college students want and need
    to be able to work effectively in
    groups.

    --  Messaging--Send mass text
        messages, emails and voice
        messages to group members.
    --  Calendar--Shared calendar
        keeps track of all group
        meetings, events, deadlines,
        etc. Opt in to get text
        message and email
        reminders about upcoming
        events.
    --  Folder--Access and save
        documents in one place and
        avoid the hassle of sending
        attachments back and forth.
    --  Meeting--Set up free group
        conference calls or group
        chat sessions.
    --  Polling--Get group members'
        opinions quickly and easily.

Quote attributable to Dana Lampert, CEO and co-founder of Wiggio:

--  "Across the over 4000
    colleges and universities
    nationwide, there's a
    trend in promoting
    academic group work, and
    the number of social
    groups students are
    involved with is on the
    rise. We see a huge
    opportunity for Wiggio
    to give college students
    an easier, more effective
    and free way to do
    something they're already
    doing -- working in
    groups."

Quote attributable to Lance Polivy, COO and co-founder of Wiggio:

--  "We designed Wiggio to be
    intuitive and easy to use.
    It's made for students by
    students. Whether it's a
    class project, an intramural
    sports team or a fraternity
    organizing their next philanthropy
    event, Wiggio is for groups that
    need to get things done."

About Wiggio

Wiggio (www.wiggio.com) is a Cambridge, MA-based company founded in 2008 by a team of entrepreneurs and technology experts. The idea for the company was born from co-founders, Dana Lampert and Lance Polivy's own frustrations when they were students at Cornell University and members of several campus groups. It was a headache to deal with the hassles associated with working in groups -- from inboxes clogged with lengthy email chains and bulky attachments to having to use multiple websites for different functions. Created for students by students, Wiggio is changing the way students work in groups by creating an easier and more efficient way for students to collaborate and communicate.

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