StackUp Launches To Score Online Reading & Learning To Help You Get a Job

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StackUp LLC, a Colorado-based start-up, announces the launch of the StackUp Report, the first documentation of everything you read and learn online. Job and college applicants will add the StackUp Report to their resumes and grades, giving employers and schools new metrics to evaluate their passion, interests, and intellectual curiosity.

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We're very excited to launch StackUp as a metric that can help both job seekers and employers understand the commitment an individual has made to a particular career field -Nicholas Garvin/Founder CEO

The StackUp Report is built from data captured by the free StackUp Web App & Plug-In, which can be used on Mac and Windows (IOS & Android coming soon). When turned on, StackUp captures and scores time spent anywhere online and categorizes it into sixty different subject areas such as News, Finance, Engineering, Fashion, Technology, Sports, and Online Classes.

"We're very excited to launch StackUp as a metric that can help both job seekers and employers understand the commitment an individual has made to a particular career field," said Nicholas Garvin, founder and CEO of StackUp. "In this digital era you can learn anything online, so the scores on the StackUp Report are a valuable addition to the resume. Employers and Colleges who want data to evaluate candidates will love the StackUp Report.“

StackUp has been in development for nearly two years by Nicholas Garvin who thought up the concept while applying for a job at Tesla Motors. Nicholas (Nick) realized that his business degree would fail to document the thousands of hours he spent reading and learning about the automotive industry online. He knew that millions of other people were also gaining deep knowledge online through digital publications such as Business Insider, Coursera, Tech Crunch, and Khan Academy. Working with developers, Garvin built a patent-pending software system, which can detect the difference between someone who just opens a web page versus someone who is actually engaged. He then put the captured time into categories from the sixty different career areas, developed a scoring formula, worked out comprehensive privacy systems, and combined all of that to form the StackUp Report. He expects it to become a well-known and vital asset for employers, job seekers, and college applications.

Since the Web App is free and easy to use, users will start “Stacking” at a young age and continue throughout their lifetime giving high school students as well as job seekers another way to distinguish themselves. Users have full control and can turn it ON or OFF at any time, delete time spent on any website or in any category, and decide what they want on their Report, giving the user three levels of privacy. In addition to Windows and Mac, development is underway to enable StackUp functionality on mobile devices.

Garvin’s objective is to have 20 million users by 2020. To achieve that, StackUp will require broad marketing for which additional funds will be needed to supplement its $500,000 of seed funding. More information about StackUp is available at http://www.stackup.net.

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