Student Spill Featured in New York Times and ReadWriteWeb

Capital Entrepreneurs member Student Spill was featured in an article on ReadWriteWeb which was picked up by the New York Times.  Student Spill is a service used by universities to aid students in dealing with personal problems.  Students can anonymously submit descriptions of their personal problems and receive responses within 24 hours from trained student supporters.  Student Spill has now expanded to 10 campuses across the country.  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.