Monday, August 8, 2011

Should I go to Harvard? Social Media Vote Decides for CollegeBudget.com CEO

Founder and CEO of CollegeBudget.com allows world to vote on whether he attends Harvard Business School or remains at CollegeBudget.com.

LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2011 — Mike Moradian, the founder and CEO of CollegeBudget.com is faced with an incredibly difficult decision - whether to attend Harvard Business School, a top-ranked MBA program at one the most prestigious universities in the world, or forge ahead with his newly launched startup, which seeks to revolutionize student discounts and finances. “They are both opportunities of a lifetime, but in order to make an impact, I can really only choose one” says Moradian, who was ranked America’s Best Young Entrepreneur in 2010 by Bloomberg Businessweek. In a totally unprecedented move, Mike has opened up his decision to attend Harvard to public vote at ShouldIgotoHarvard.com.

Over 20,000 people have cast their votes since the poll opened up last week to users of CollegeBudget. Today, the poll opens up to all members of the public. “I’m taking this very seriously” says Moradian.

“The rising cost of tuition and the growing inaccessibility of affordable education for the average student is one the most pressing issues facing Americans. Although, I alone can’t address all of the problems surrounding the rising cost of higher education, innovation is desperately needed and my hope is that we can at least help reduce some of the costs for students while also developing a viable business that prospers by helping people.”

Over 100 companies have already signed up to give limited time students discounts of 50% off or more. BookRenter.com, a textbook rental service, is currently offering 60% off the cost of Textbook Rentals through CollegeBudget only. This deal is available on CollegeBudget from Monday, August 8th through Friday, August 12th.

Moradian explains, “I’m willing to walk away from what could be a once in a lifetime educational opportunity, but only if I feel that other people share my vision for CollegeBudget and see the value in what we can do for college students. The choice is yours America, choose wisely.”

About CollegeBudget

CollegeBudget.com officially launched on August 1, 2011. It aims to revolutionize student deals and reduce the costs of college life for students across the nation. The service saves students money through exclusive discounts and collective social buying. In addition to student deals, CollegeBudget aims to bring collective social buying and most importantly deep discounts to every facet of the college student experience, including textbooks, student loans, and potentially one day even tuition. CollegeBudget currently represents over half a million college subscribers and has already saved students over one million dollars collectively.

To vote, comment or get updates go to: http://shouldigotoharvard.com

For more information about CollegeBudget, visit: http://CollegeBudget.com

Saturday, August 6, 2011

CollegeBudget.com Reviews and Ratings


CollegeBudget.com is a student only deal site dedicated to saving students money. Have you had a chance to use the site yet? Has it saved you money? If so, what type of deals have you bought? Leave us your reviews, ratings and comments in the comment section. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

CollegeBudget.com launches to revolutionize student discounts

Los Angeles, CA -- August 02, 2011

CollegeBudget.com officially launches today aiming to revolutionize student deals and lower the costs of college life for students across the nation. The service saves students money through exclusive discounts and collective social buying. In addition to student deals, CollegeBudget aims to bring collective social buying to every facet of the college student experience, including textbooks, student loans, and potentially one day even tuition.

The company is kicking off with Back-to-School Palooza featuring over 100 merchants lined up to give 50%+ off their services, only to college students. Since launching in private beta in March 2011, CollegeBudget has already grown to become the leading student deal site. CollegeBudget currently represents over half a million college subscribers and has already saved students over one million dollars collectively.

CollegeBudget Works for Businesses
CollegeBudget.com offers the ideal way for national brands, e-commerce sites, and local businesses to attract the college crowd. The CollegeBudget service uniquely ensures the exclusivity of student discounts by requiring members to provide a valid .edu e-mail address in order to buy.

CollegeBudget also distinctively delivers a complete social media marketing campaign to merchants, with no upfront cost. Merchants who sign up to offer student deals through CollegeBudget receive a YouTube testimonial video made by a real college student, and social media blasts to CollegeBudget’s over 130,000 Facebook Fans and 3,000 Twitter Followers.
Merchants can sign up to offer exclusive student deals at: http://CollegeBudgetWorks.com

About the CollegeBudget.com Team
CollegeBudget.com is the love child of CampusBuddy.com, one of the leading social academic tools on the internet. Since 2008, CampusBuddy has helped students connect on Facebook and receive better grades. Mike Moradian, founder of both services, was recognized as America’s Best Young Entrepreneur for the 2010 year by Bloomberg Businessweek, for his work on CampusBuddy.com. Mike considers himself to be the quintessential college student, and is currently admitted to Harvard Business School this fall. His entrepreneurial side wrestles with the idea of going back to school just yet though…

For more information about CollegeBudget, visit: http://CollegeBudget.com