Program Helps Students Reach Their Potential through Technology Training, Career Building Skills and Community Leadership

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 19, 2011 – Kno, Inc., the new educational tablet that revolutionizes the way students learn, today announced a new Student Ambassador Program that creates a significant opportunity for students to realize their full potential while attending college. Kno will offer students who have demonstrated a passion for education and technology an opportunity to get real-world training and experience.

Throughout the program, students that are selected will gain access to Kno executives, attend webcasts on entrepreneurship and create and manage social media campaigns. The ambassadors will gain early access to technology and product for testing and feedback. In return, student ambassadors will be asked to develop partnerships with student organizations, professors, campus administrators, demonstrate the device, and conduct user research studies with their peers. These career-building experiences will help students develop marketing and leadership skills they can take with them after college to help secure a job. 

“College students are the future leaders of America and we want to help them gain real-life experience that they can use after college to help them have a successful career,” said David Straus, Vice President of Product at Kno, Inc. “The Kno Ambassador Program also provides an opportunity for the company to interact directly with students and gain useful insight for the continued development of the Kno education platform.”

The Kno Ambassador Program is open to college students across the country and students chosen will receive a significant discount on purchasing a Kno in exchange for their participation in the program. There are a limited number of positions and students will be chosen based on their resumes, short-answer essay questions, and interviews with Kno. For details on how to apply for the program, please visit:

Kno, short for knowledge, is a unique 14.1 touch-screen tablet that blends textbooks, course materials, note-taking, web access, educational applications, digital media, sharing and more into a more powerful and engaging educational experience. Kno also offers a digital bookstore,, which includes tens of thousands of textbooks from the major publishers, with new books being added regularly. Digital textbooks typically cost between 30 and 50 percent less than physical textbooks and the Kno pays for itself in 3 semesters with the money students save in textbook costs.

The Kno tablet is available as a single and dual 14.1 inch screen and costs $599 and $899, respectively. Currently, the Kno tablet is available in limited quantity and is now available by invitation only. Customers interested in purchasing a Kno tablet can go to to complete a request for purchase form.

About Kno, Inc.
Kno, Inc. is fundamentally changing the way students learn, by offering new ways to digitally consume, organize, create and share knowledge. Kno is a transformative tablet textbook that artfully blends the intuitive experience of the conventional textbook with a rich digital world of video, note taking, collaboration and more. Its open platform encourages publishers and developers to create and distribute innovative education applications and content. Osman Rashid, the co-founder of Chegg, and Babur Habib, a consumer electronics veteran, founded Kno, Inc. in May 2009. Kno has a world-class management team from Apple, Cisco, HP, Intel, TiVo, Chegg and Palm. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Floodgate, First Round Capital, Ron Conway, Silicon Valley Bank and TriplePoint Capital and is based in Santa Clara, California. For more information go to

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