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Startup Founders Say ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

Published June 11, 2012 by Kate Rogers for FOX Business

The founders of Off Campus Media, Mark Sawyier, 27, and Raymond Gobberg, 25, started their tech company while studying as undergrads at Washington University in St. Louis. The company aims to help students better manage their lives through the site and its mobile application Bonfyre as well as through its national ambassador program network that reaches 125 campuses in the U.S.

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Connecting college students to products they want and need

Published June 20, 2012 by David Baugher for The Beacon

And now OCM is generating buzz in a different way. The company just closed a $750,000 funding round for its latest project, Bonfyre, a location-based app launched last year. Sawyier said that in the first few months nearly 18 percent of the Washington University campus signed up. Today, a quarter of all Wash U students have an account.

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Local investors ignite ‘Bonfyre’ social network

Published February 24, 2012 by Amir Kurtovic for The St. Louis Business Journal

“The Arch Angels are very excited about the company and its potential prospects,” Bickel said. “I think that the major attraction was that it is a social media opportunity which could become a very big company very quickly if it is successful in its business plan.”

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Genius that begins small

Published May 9, 2012 by David Baugher for The Beacon

It was Dornfeld’s first time at the event as a presenter although he has attended in the past. He was there to introduce the company’s signature product Bonfyre, a location-based social media app for college students. Nearby, Ray Gobberg, the Washington University graduate who helped found the enterprise in 2006 before leaving for a stint in the Air Force, said Start-Up Connection was an important part of promoting the community.

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