Capital Entrepreneurs memberÂ Student Spill was featured in an article on ReadWriteWeb which was picked upÂ by the New York Times. Â Student Spill is a service used by universities to aid students in dealing with personal problems. Â Students can anonymously submit descriptions of their personal problems and receive responses within 24 hours from trained student supporters. Â Student Spill has now expanded to 10 campuses across the country. Â From the article:
“Fifteen to twenty percent of students feel comfortable enough with a counselor to seek out that kind of help,” Allstop says. “Schools are getting all their data from that small group. 82% of Spill’s users indicated embarrassment or fear as the number one factor that had prevented them from utilizing campus counseling facilities in the past.” Allstop argues that her service is a non-threatening way to gather more representative data about actual student concerns, while also providing direct support to students in distress.