After School Co-Founder and COO Cory Levy was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2017, and included in the Dorm Room Founders and 30 Under 30: Consumer Tech categories. This year’s inductees include a wide variety of young difference makers in multiple categories out of over 15,000 nominees. Other inductees include NFL star Odell Beckham Jr., rapper Lil Yachty, Kylie Jenner, and model and entrepreneur Candice Galek.
“This year the competition was more extreme than ever: 15,000+ nominations for just 600 spots. That’s an under 4% acceptance rate; making it harder to get into than the nation’s two most selective colleges, Stanford University (4.8%) and Harvard University (5.2%).”
Levy left school in 2011 to start One, Inc., which launched After School in November of 2014. Levy and Co-Founder Michael Callahan created the network to give teens a safe and fun place to share and connect with others at their school. In just two years, After School has become the largest teen-focused social network with millions of users in over 85% of U.S. high schools. In addition to being the co-founder of After School, Levy is the founder of Internapalooza, the largest Silicon Valley event for interns.
“I’m honored to be included on Forbes 30 Under 30 List, and it’s a sign that what our team is doing at After School is reaching a wider audience outside of the millions of teens who use our app. We have much left to accomplish, and I’m excited for what the future holds for the company,” said Levy. Connect with Cory Levy on Twitter @Cory.
From the After School team, Congrats Cory!