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

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.

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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