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Story To College online course “Story2” wins 2014 Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Powered by TechStars

by Sophie Herron, on Jul 24, 2014 9:58:00 AM

We’re excited to announce our selection for the 2014 Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Powered by TechStars! For the next three months, Story To College will work from the TechStars Broadway office to develop, market, and launch the first online college admission essay course.

“The technology mentoring and knowledge provided by TechStars is incomparable,” Carol Barash, Story To College founder and CEO, explained. “Combined with Kaplan’s industry leadership in the test prep space and the intelligence and inspiration of our partner companies, this is a defining moment for Story To College.”

Story2 will democratize college admissions by making key admissions strategies and tools available to a diverse global audience. “We are able to target and serve more students worldwide,” said Moshiur Tarafdar, Story To College Chief Technology Officer, “creating a multicultural community where stories can be shared.”

Story2 provides a scalable writing curriculum based on the proprietary Story To College Moments Method(R). Through a fast-paced, interactive online community Story 2 takes advantage of the digital environment, empowering students to find stories from their own experience and transform those stories into application essays that colleges remember. As Jack Scotti, Vice President of Development, said, “Everything we do is based in the neuroscience of communication. It’s much more than just admissions: soon, anyone, anywhere, will have access to the tools and methodology to advocate for themselves.”