2009 College Start-ups: Where Are They Now?

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Lingt Language

After having trouble monetizing their original product to school districts—it was an application that allowed teachers of foreign languages to make assignments by combining text, images, and video—Justin Cannon and Chris Varenhorst decided to go after a broader target market. Their recently launched commercial product is a computer game designed to teach language. Right now it is only available for learning Chinese, but the pair intend to release French and Spanish versions within the next two months. They’re still giving away their original product, which they’ve re-branded Lingt Classroom, and it is being used by 3,000 classrooms in 85 countries.