NYU Wagner Graduates Draw Top Prize at Milken-Penn Education Business Plan Competition

Created by recent NYU Wagner graduates Alex Meis and Miriam Altman, Kinvolved continues to rack up laurels. The rising startup has won first prize, totaling $40,000, at the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition held recently in Philadelphia. 

Meis (MPA 2013), a parent advocate, and Altman (MPA 2013), a former Teach for America educator, created the Kinvolved app while studying at Wagner. The app aims to improve school attendance by allowing teachers to keep track of a student's attendance and communicate absences and tardiness in real time with his or her parents or guardians. Kinvolved seamlessly strengthens family involvement in education through up-to-date information sharing.

Earlier this year, Meis and Altman made Forbes' 2015 "30 under 30" honor roll of up-and-coming education entrepreneurs who are "rethinking learning with the three Cs: code, college readiness and community impact.