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University at Buffalo graduates create app to help current students

The app is called Equilli
Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 17:58:45-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — College students are generally busy and often broke. University at Buffalo graduates Rich Burdish and Greg Albanese went through it themselves. So, about six years after graduating from UB, they came up with a solution - the app Equili. It works on both iPhones and Androids.

"It's a marketplace that provides students with access to some of the things like chores and administrative tasks," said co-founder Rich Burdish.

"It really just helps bridge the gap and create this nettwork where students can help each other do certain things," Greg Albanese, co-founder of Equilli, said.

Certain things like having other UB students help them out with laundry, a ride, tutoring and much more. Eric Rashtian is a UB freshman. He helps manage the brand on campus and uses the app himself.

"Just having them show up, pick it up and scan my code. When they're all done, tradiing currency with them which is our EQ token," said Rashtian.

There's no cash involved, just EQ tokens. They're earned by performing tasks for other students, like sharing your notes or cleaning their room. Once you're paid, you can spend your tokens on what you may need help with. Rashtian said it comes in handy. You save money and pay it forward by helping out a fellow student.

Equilli will be launching at other local colleges in the near future.