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Startup Stories Inherited Enables a Gift of a Lifetime


DC-based Stories Inherited is bringing together technology and traditional storytelling to create  personal and corporate history  through interactive books and iStories. If digital had existed centuries ago, how cool would it have been for us to listen to our great-grandparents and ancestors tell their story in their own words. Stories Inherited creates an interactive life history which includes a hardbound book and interactive book for your iPad that becomes an heirloom that family members will cherish as a memory.

According to co-founder Lauryn Sargent, “Stories Inherited works with families to document, preserve and share a loved one’s life story using new and traditional media. The model serves two purposes: one, to help individuals create and control their legacy by documenting their life story in their own words, and second, to give families the gift of everlasting memories.”

This season, Stories has worked with late-stage cancer patients, early-stage Alzheimer’s patients, and residents for a HUD-subsidized retirement community in DC to document, preserve, and share their life stories. This is a great period for innovation. I am so happy that Lauryn Sargent  took time out of her career as a recruiter to start Stories Inherited with her co-founder Scott Thompson.

This holiday season, for every Stories Inherited  project they get, they will give away one on behalf of the client to someone who is terminally ill or financially disadvantaged. See how Stories Inherited works in this demp video.

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This guest post is by Shashi Bellamkonda, vice president of digital marketing at, a company that aspires to be the Best Real Estate Company in America — the community calls him Social Media Swami. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University..

Shashi is passionate about helping startups and small business and has been recognized twice as one of the Top 100 Tech Titans by the Washingtonian and Top 100 Small Business Influencer Champion 2011 by Small Business Trends. Follow him on Twitter @shashib.


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