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Jonathan Robinson

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Jonathan Robinson is the founder of FreeTextbooks in Birmingham, Alabama. FTB brings the competitiveness of online textbook pricing to campus with same-day delivery. And, 25% of textbooks are totally free. One of Deloitte's 500 fastest growing companies of 2017, FTB works with 1,000 student reps across the country to build an on-campus sales & logistics infrastructure that covers 50 campuses, drives 100,000+ books sold, and saves students over $3.5m annually. Jonathan & his wife Meredith have two kids, 3 and 1.5, and another on the way. 

At FreeTextbooks, we replace bookstores by merging online pricing with one-hour delivery, allowing students to run a relationally-driven startup within their social setting. And, around 25% of textbooks are totally free. Additionally, we're on a mission to own campus commerce using a one-hour delivery platform run by our rep teams. Each of these profitable ventures serves one goal: unlocking the career potential for our student reps. As students execute within our model, they refine preferences and motivations to hone their career-making decisions. As graduation approaches, students are connected with employers within our business network to find jobs they love.

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