Ball State Grad to Compete in Startup Program

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Recent Ball State University graduate Wes Crouch and his team from Indianapolis-based Tudr have been selected from among 300 of the world’s most promising startups to participate in MassChallenge’s startup accelerator. The team will Friday fly to Boston for a final pitch in front of a panel of MassChallenge judges, competing for a spot in the 128-team cohort.

As a nonprofit startup accelerator, MassChallenge brings together top leaders in technology and business and has given millions of dollars in grants to new companies since 2010.

Crouch calls Tudr a knowledge-sharing platform for college students, connecting struggling students with proficient students looking to make extra money.

“We know how hard surviving college can be,” Crouch said. “Tudr was a result of struggling through college life. Balancing the pressure to achieve with the fear of missing out gave us the idea to make learning a social experience that puts money in the bank.”

If selected, the team will move to Boston for a five-month period starting in June.

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