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  • PR Web: "Mytonomy Announces Statewide Agreement with North Carolina"

    December 11, 2013

    Mytonomy, Inc., a video storytelling platform for college and career advising, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) to power a new addition called “Let Me Tell You” to their website....

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  • EDSURGE: "Get Schooled on these 65 College Readiness Tools"

    December 11, 2013

    COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE: Getting to college takes more than good grades. Its takes a bit of research--and sometimes a guiding hand. According to a new report from The Get Schooled Foundation, "fewer than 15% of high-need high school students receive the type of personal guidance that allows them to get on a path to college success"....

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  • PRNewswire: "CFNC.org adds free online video library to help North Carolinians plan, apply and pay for college"

    December 11, 2013

    A new online video storytelling platform for college and career advising, "Let Me Tell You," is now available at the College Foundation of North Carolina website, CFNC.org. The platform, powered by Mytonomy, adds more than 3,000 online college and career videos to CFNC.org, making it even easier for North Carolina high school students and their families to get free, first-hand tips from peers and educators....

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  • TECH COCKTAIL: "4 EDUCATION STARTUPS SOLVING SCHOOL WOES"

    October 29, 2013

    No matter how you cut it, last school year was a tough one for education. However, thanks to the growing field of education entrepreneurship, I believe that there is new hope for hurting schools in the ’13-’14 school year. I think that some of the most powerful solutions to our current education problems will come not from the government or the public sector, but from emerging businesses. It’s time we recognize the crucial role business can play in improving American education. After all, our children are our future, and when we improve education, we change our country for the better....

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  • National Journal: "How Playlists Help College Hopefuls, Overwhelmed Advisers"

    October 16, 2013

    Mytonomy, a D.C.-area video startup, aims to connect students with college and career advice from near-peers and other role models.
    Pretty much every teenager—and her parents—needs help with the college admissions process. Which schools would be a reach, and which would be a safe bet? Should she study before taking the SAT, and if so, how much? What financial aid might she be eligible for? What kind of essay topic would move her to the top of admissions pile?...

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  • PR Web: "Mytonomy Announces Web-Based Counselor Kit to Jumpstart College Preparation Curriculums"

    October 1, 2013

    Mytonomy, the video storytelling platform for college and career advising, releases its Counselor Kit, a web-based resource for counselors, teachers, and college access groups, to utilize when working with parents and high school students during the college planning and preparation process...

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  • Michigan: "University of Michigan Ross School of Business Student-led Social Venture Fund Invests in Mytonomy"

    April 18, 2013

    Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business today announced that its Social Venture Fund, the nation’s first student-led impact investing fund, has participated in a seed stage round of financing in Mytonomy, Inc., a video storytelling platform for college and career advising...

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  • PR Web: "Mytonomy Named as Partner in 100Kin10, National Initiative to Grow STEM Teaching Force"

    February 27, 2013

    100Kin10, a multi-sector partnership addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, today announced that Mytonomy has been accepted as a partner. “STEM majors can be abstract to the typical teenager, unless they have role models at home...

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  • PR Web: "Mytonomy Announces Support from Kapor Capital & NewSchools Venture Fund"

    February 12, 2013

    Mytonomy, the video storytelling platform for college & career advising, announced that it has secured investment from Kapor Capital and NewSchools Venture Fund. This funding builds upon earlier investments from leading angels. Mytonomy aims to address the disparity in high school guidance counseling services through a video-based social network,...

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  • TechCrunch: "Kapor & NewSchools-Backed Mytonomy Wants To Bring Crowdsourced College Counseling To The Masses"

    January 31, 2013

    At the end of 2010, Vinay Bhargava decided to leave Google — not a decision he made lightly after spending seven-plus years in Mountain View and Washington D.C. But the decision became clear after talking to a group of students at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia...

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  • EDGrowth Summit: "EdGrowth Entrepreneur Open"

    January 22, 2013

    The EdGrowth Summit will hold the final round of its Entrepreneur Open. Every finalist in the Open will have the opportunity to present their solutions to Summit attendees, which will include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and private equity investors, company and foundation executives, and institutional leaders...

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  • PR Web: "University of Virginia Tops List of Most Active Communities on the Near-Peer Mentoring Platform Mytonomy"

    December 19, 2012

    Students at the University of Virginia have contributed over one hundred and fifty video testimonials to the online near-peer mentoring platform Mytonomy, making them the website’s most active community at 2012’s end. Students gave insights into a broad range of topics, including the academic life and culture, extracurricular activities...

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  • EDGrowth Summit: "EDUCATION GROWTH SUMMIT 2012 ANNOUNCES ENTREPRENEUR OPEN FINALISTS"

    October 18, 2012

    The Education Growth Summit 2012 (EdGrowth Summit) today announced the selection of 14 early-stage companies selected as finalists in the “EdGrowth Entrepreneur Open” competition. The selected companies offer innovative solutions for enhancing learning; improving the operational performance of education institutions; and facilitating workforce development and individuals’ employability...

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  • ZDNET: "Mytonomy: New support for guidance counselors with investment from NewSchools Venture Fund"

    August 29, 2012

    Earlier this year, I covered Goalbook, an ed tech startup that was taking a drastically different approach to the development and usability of IEPs (Individual Educational Plans). The Web 2.0 application was unique in the market, but also noteworthy for the educational experience...

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  • NewSchools Venture Fund: "Welcome Mytonomy"

    August 27, 2012

    The NewSchools Seed Fund looks for spots in the K-12 landscape where technology can support, enhance and personalize learning, especially for those students who need it most. To this end, we’re excited to welcome a new, early-stage technology company...

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  • Fast Company: "College-Bound? You Should Read About Mytonomy's Crowdsourced College Counseling"

    January 4, 2012

    Not long ago, Googler Vinay Bhargava (now 41) found himself at a career crossroads. So he asked for advice from teenagers at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ for short). "I want to make sure before I resign from Google that this is a good idea," he asked the students of the Virginia magnet school...

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  • Palo Alto HS Campanile: "New online college resource makes debut at Paly, students will be first to test site"

    November 18, 2011

    Palo Alto High School (Paly) will be the first West Coast school to participate in a pilot program for Mytonomy, an online college resource for students. The website gives high school students and their parents the opportunity to post as well as view videos concerning...

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  • US news.com: "Video Site Helps Students Make Big Decisions"

    October 14, 2011

    Growing up, Vinay Bhargava always loved math, but he wasn't sure what career it would lead him to. Bhargava eventually found out. He became an electrical engineer and worked at Google, but he hopes his latest project will help young people learn more about their career options...

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  • Business Wire: "Mytonomy Brings Near-Peer Mentoring to Students' College and Career Choices"

    October 5, 2011

    High school students and their parents can now rely on real, trustworthy, personal advice from current college students and recent grads as they face tough decisions about future careers and which college to go to, with the new social network, Mytonomy. Founded by Vinay Bhargava...

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