No Notes, No Problem

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Ottawa's has set out to redefine the learning process in university classrooms worldwide. The transcription service start-up lets students (or teachers) record their class, upload the audio file and have a full transcript of the class emailed back to them. The obvious benefit for students is that you can concentrate on lecture material and gets your notes afterwards without having to suck up to the geek with the neat handwriting.

Since there are obvious hard costs in having audio files transcribed, is a pay service. The starting rate of $8 per hour (of class time) seems pretty reasonable considering that only the loneliest (or most competitive) students wouldn't look to sharing the cost with multiple classmates. I can imagine that plenty of professors and teachers may be interested in as well as having a transcript of your lecture has definite benefits.

To date has opened accounts in Canada, United States and the UK and is growing by several new accounts per day. users must use some form of voice reorder (cell phone, MP3 players, etc.), however they recommend a higher end voice recorder with microphone to obtain the best results. was founded by Matt Whitteker - a Carleton University graduate and product of the OCRI summer company program for young entrepreneurs.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is a student founded company that’s goal is to improve the way students throughout the world learn. Using NoNotes will allow you to focus on learning while in class without having to divide your attention to take notes. Our company exists to simplify the learning process and our system is based on the cognitive process's involved with learning. As students we understand that endless... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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