Citelighter is a technology company, based in Baltimore, MD, with an additional office in NYC. Our innovative academic research platform allows students and researchers to save, organize, and automatically cite online or offline information throughout the duration of the writing process, and store content privately or aggregate it by topic to be shared with the community via Knowledge Cards.
Citelighter is the brainchild of business school buddies, Saad Alam, and Lee Jokl. Launched in September of 2011, it is already being used by students on more than 1,500 campuses and in more than 50 countries.
After 2 graduate degrees and 2 corporate marketing gigs Saad left his job to pursue his entrepreneurial passion. While spending countless hours, maybe even the better part of his life, in libraries he was inspired to create Citelighter in an attempt to help students organize their education. Saad holds a BS from SUNY Albany, MPH from Columbia University, and MBA from University of Rochester where he was the youngest student body president.