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StoryTime is an edTech startup to scale early literacy for low-income families. Over 4 billion parents don’t have books, but do have mobile phones. We use these to send families children’s stories and literacy activities— all by text message. With behavioral “nudges” to make nightly reading simple, StoryTime’s an early literacy program that the busiest parents can actually keep up with. Instead of fighting mobile phones for parents’ attention, we’re using them to get families talking face-to-face.


  • Phil Esterman (‘17):  a CS major and former Head Start preschool teacher who’s researched social policy at Yale, Harvard and Columbia.
  • Jordan Zeldin: a math major, creative writer and data analyst.