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INFOGRAPHIC: The Home (Dorm) of Innovation

Written by Course Hero

The garage has long been a celebrated location for starting Silicon Valley companies.  Hewlett Packard and Google are just two examples of legendary tech companies whose humble roots trace back to a garage.  It is often forgotten that the college dorm room has also been a great incubator of innovation. While almost everybody knows that facebook began in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room at Harvard, hundreds if not thousands of companies have started on college campuses including Course Hero (Cornell).  In a long over due tribute to the college dorm room, let’s take a look at its evolution over the decades.

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Course Hero is a digital learning platform providing students with a suite of online educational resources, including crowdsourced study documents, expert tutors, and customizable flashcards. For students exploring new subjects, mastering key concepts—and everything in between—Course Hero offers essential tools to help them achieve their goals and succeed in their courses.


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