Blog networks are nothing new to most of us. We have seen empires built around a core set of blogs and some of them have gone on to be acquired by the likes of AOL for a tidy sum. A couple of local DC entrepreneurs, Anton Zolotov and Allen Gannett, are aiming to build their own network all around Campus life, called CampusSplash. Anton is a GW graduate originally from Germany, who previously developed hippocourses and hipposchedule, which were academic scheduling applications. His partner Allen is a New Jersey native now living in DC. He previously ran a nonprofit organization called Future Civic Leaders and a web design company called Klag Design.
Currently the network includes two blogs, CampusSplash which offers articles and news on college life and admissions, as well as DormSplash where you can read and write reviews of college dorms. They are looking to add more content very soon – one notable addition is going to be InternSplash with news and notes on getting your foot in the internship door, along with a soon to be released Facebook application called AdmissionSplash which aims to predict high school student's chances for getting into their colleges of choice.
I popped over to take a look and I was impressed with the content they are creating for both high school and college students alike. High schoolers are offered sound advice on test taking and even some important tips for transitioning to college life. Current college students can check in to get tips on how to use tools like Evernote to make college work better along with some nice posts on plagiarism and other aspects of college life, like STRESS.
Anton and Allen will be on hand as a showcased startup at the upcoming Washington, D.C. Tech Cocktail mixer event on Wednesday, February 2nd. Make sure to stop by and see them demo their new super secret Facebook App, AdmissionSplash to see your chances of getting into your dream school (or maybe your kids!).