Former NHL player Eric Lindros lands a job at Waterloo tech startup ClevrU

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It's not every day that a professional sports player decides to enter the tech space for the next chapter of their career.

Former National Hockey League star Eric Lindros has landed a job at ClevrU, a Waterloo technology company that enables foreign students to tap into local content online and on mobile devices.

"It's a smaller, startup company," Eric is quoted as saying in the London Free Press. "It's a great platform for online and mobile learning, a bridge for education. You're looking at a lot of English as a second language and a target is places like China and Taiwan, where the kids have phones (but not necessarily the infrastructure). I haven't gone there (to the Far East), but I've been in some meetings that I never thought I'd get to be a part of."

"Not really a big techie by any means," the 38-year-old hockey veteran still plays as a hobby, but ClevrU—a "Facebook for schools"—is now where he brings home the bacon.

Company:
ClevrU
Website:
http://www.clevru.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

ClevrU is currently working with Universities and Colleges around the world to eliminate the barriers that traditionally make it difficult to collaborate and learn from each other. more


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