2017 Conference Exhibitors


Your recent grads and alumni are knowledgeable, inspiring, and authentic partners that can help your students and programs succeed. Alumni Toolkit is an alumni engagement platform that makes it easy for high schools to harness the knowledge, experience, networks, and resources of their alumni, and provide high impact college knowledge, career readiness, project based learning, and STEM programs. As a philanthropy funded non-profit, Alumni Toolkit is free for all educators and alumni to use in their schools and programs. 



AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.


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beyond.uptake is the philanthropic and civic innovation arm of the predictive analytics company, Uptake. Using predictive analytics and machine learning engineered for our philanthropic partners, we make tools for trackable social change. With our Student Union application, we use machine learning to match first generation college students to schools where they have the highest likelihood of graduating.


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BridgeEdU’s proprietary financial aid product, YesU, reinvents the college financial aid guidance process for students and their families. YesU is a dynamic and personalized mobile app that will provide educational and motivational content to guide students step by step through the four primary areas of college funding: Federal Aid, State Aid, Institutional Grants, and Private Scholarships.  YesU wants students to understand what the total cost of attendance will be and how aid can help them go to schools they may have thought were out of reach. We will lead families on a guided path to receive all the free grant aid they are eligible for – and not take unnecessary student loans.




CoBro Consulting specializes in development and support of online data management systems and comprehensive program evaluation, including survey services, data analysis, and professional results reporting. For over 12 years, we have provided such services to education reform programs, nationwide. Our online Compass student tracking system facilitates program data collection, reporting, and evaluation, and our CompassMatch system expedites online collection, computation, and reporting of matching funds data.


The College Board is a not-for-profit membership organization that challenges all students to own their futures. It collaborates with its partners to increase excellence and equity for all students. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college. Using its programs and services—which include the SAT©, the PSAT/NMSQT, the Advanced Placement Program©, and several Access to  OpportunityTM (A2O) initiatives—the College Board is committed to breaking down barriers so students can focus their efforts, practice hard, and propel themselves into the opportunities they have earned.



College Forward (CoFo) is an Austin, TX based non-profit that specializes in coaching motivated, under-served students to achieve the benefits of a college degree. In 2010, we took a step back and realized that our staff were in desperate need of a systems upgrade. We could no longer provide top quality, data-informed student services using spreadsheets and other one-size-fits-all databases. CoFo has spent the last several years designing, testing, and optimizing what is now called CoPilot on the Salesforce AppExchange. Join us for a live demo and learn how we are helping organizations across the country improve outcomes for their students through CoPilot.         



College Greenlight is the leading free online college and scholarship platform for low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students. With more than 300,000 registered students, 1,300 participating CBOs/schools, and 170 partner colleges and universities, the Greenlight platform connects students to colleges where they can succeed, scholarship opportunities to fund their education, and resources to close the information gap.


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We oversee student loan repayments to ensure taxpayer funds are replenished so future generations of student have access to federal education funding, and we provide financial literacy services to empower students to make informed choices about their futures.



EduGuide is a nonprofit college access and success program that partners with schools, colleges and other programs nationwide to mentor thousands of students in grit and other noncognitive skills that increase degree completion.



GradSnapp is the most comprehensive tool that lets you track and inspire your students through college graduation. Your ability to help each student is dependent on what you know. What if you knew the whole story? If you recognized risks and setbacks early? GradSnapp helps you know each one of your students.



Kaplan Test Prep, the world leader in test preparation, partners with schools, community based organizations and school districts to help students prepare for college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.  



The National Student Clearinghouse is the nation’s trusted source for education verification and for student educational outcomes research. The Clearinghouse helps educational institutions improve efficiency, reduce costs and workload, and enhance the quality-of-service they provide to their students and alumni, lending institutions, employers, and other organizations. Through our one-of-a-kind access to national student outcomes data and educational research services, the Clearinghouse also serves as a valuable source for longitudinal and other studies on educational progress.



Prompt helps students identify the college admissions essays they need to write, create compelling content, and stay on track to complete great applications.



ScholarShare is California’s state-sponsored 529 college savings plan.  With $7.8 billion in total assets and over 290,000 accounts, ScholarShare offers families a low cost and tax-advantaged way to save for future higher education costs.



Seeds Training designs and delivers training programs that build life, leadership, and learning skills in students, teachers, and professionals around the world.  



Signal Vine transforms the way higher education institutions reach and engage students through a scalable, strategic enterprise text messaging platform that delivers proven outcomes. 



Sixup is a Public Benefit Corporation designed to help increase access and success for low-income students using data, technology, and finance to level the financial playing field.  We work to lift students into and through college with better pathways and a smarter way to pay for it.  We offer free tools to partner organizations and no cosigner, no credit history private student loans based primarily on academics. 


STEM Premier is an online platform that connects the next generation of STEM talent with colleges, companies, and organizations looking for them. Students (13+) can use STEM Premier to build a free comprehensive digital portfolio showcasing their talent, receive guidance, discover scholarships, and get noticed by organizations who can directly connect with them. Schools can join STEM Premier to manage scholarships and events, create digital badges, and connect with students.



Strada Education Network is a new kind of nonprofit organization that takes a fresh approach to addressing — and solving — critical higher education and workforce challenges. We advance our guiding principle, Completion with a Purpose, through a unique combination of strategic philanthropy, research and insights, and innovative solutions to improve the college-to-career pathway.


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The TalentED Project builds critical relationships between college access professionals and admissions recruiters at colleges that are a good fit for first-generation, lower-income students. This free, new online tool makes it easy for professionals to work with their 10th-12th grade students to: create profiles showcasing their interests and achievements beyond test scores; build a list of good fit colleges nationwide based on tailored college searches; and establish connections with admissions recruiters at those institutions. Maximize your network and help strengthen the recruitment pipeline of underrepresented students by joining more than 200 college access organizations and high schools who have already gained exclusive access to a growing list of 86 private and public colleges and universities, including Butler, Centre, Earlham, Kennesaw State, Stockton, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Vanderbilt. The TalentED Project is a partnership between UBS, the Tennessee College Access and Success Network and Discovery Education.