Prepify is building free, gamified SAT prep that connects talented, but disadvantaged students directly with the top colleges that can recruit them.
The number one predictor of a student’s SAT score is household income, and there is a nearly 400 point score gap between low and high-income. A critical factor is the lack of access to test prep as many students are priced out of traditional paid prep. This is where Prepify comes in.
Additionally, they go further than just free test prep by providing information on student users directly to college admissions officers who can then recruit those students. This is important as the Brookings Institute found that the vast majority of high achieving low-income students do not apply to any competitive college. Direct outreach is critical to change this statistic, and Prepify provides this direct connection.
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MEET THE TEAM:
MBA student at MIT Sloan. Former Deloitte consultant and ONE Campaign researcher. Co-founder of educational outreach non-profit. MPAff, The University of Texas; BA, Georgetown University.
Programmer and startup nerd. Cofounder of AskU. Computer science at Texas A&M. Background in front-end web development, marketing, and business development.
BA, Emory University. Former Co-Managing Editor of Black Star Magazine; worked at City Sports, Emory Telefund. Strong background in journalism and customer relations.
Chemical engineering and business student at MIT. Experience in program management, public office, and energy related laboratory work.
A+SG ASSIGNED COACH: Billy Moyer
Billy Moyer is a speaker, under-30 author, coach, entrepreneur and personal
development junkie with a long-held interest in helping others step up as leaders,
master personal responsibility and become the best versions of themselves.
Billy is the co-founder of SOS Leadership Institute, an international
leadership development resource center that seeks to develop leaders that make a
difference. He co-founded SOS Leadership when he was 21-years-old. SOS
Leadership works with leaders to help them get the most out of themselves and
those they lead to improve performance and results. SOS Leadership has 30+
coaches around the US and in two other countries as part of the SOS Coaching Network. Billy is also the co-founder of
SOS Publishing, which is the product development arm of SOS Leadership and a hybrid publisher that specializes in
helping first time authors.
Billy is the co-author of the books The Turnaround: If You Don’t Grow, You Go! (SOS Publishing 2014) and
Retreat to Success: Living Your Life on “Purpose” (SOS Publishing 2012). He wrote his first book, Seeds of Success:
A Journey from Success to Significance (Leading Edge Publishing 2009) at 22-years-old. He has authored multiple
personal and professional development programs and more than 30 articles in professional publications.
Billy has over 22 years of experience speaking about personal development and leadership even though he is
now just 29-years-old. He has spoken to groups all over the world on a variety of subjects including effective
leadership, what matters most, personal responsibility, culture and goal setting starting when he was seven-years-old.
He has spoken over 200 times in the past five years alone to thousands of people. Billy has also personally trained or
coached over 1000 leaders over the past five years.
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