October 2, 2012

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Catherine Cook, Co-founder of myYearbook Sells Business for $100 Million

Young Entrepreneur Catherine Cook Co-founded myYearbook in 2005 at age 15 with her 16-year old brother David. Their business  sold in 2011 for $100 Million.

This past week I was honored to be a delegate at the Empact Summit, The Future of Entrepreneurship Education in Washington D.C.  On Friday, September 28th I had the honor to meet a young woman entrepreneur Catherine Cook co-founder of myYearbook.  Recently renamed to MeetMe the company is  based in New Hope, Pennsylvania.  Catherine is now an honoree of The Empact100 2012The Empact100 list recognizes young emerging entrepreneurs in the United States.  All of the winners are founders of under the age of 30.

Catherine turns 23 years old this week. Eight years ago she launched myYearbook with her brother David while they were both in high school.  They wanted a digital yearbook where teenagers could meet new people in their own high school along with other in the United States.  Catherine was 15 years old and David was 16 years old.  Their older brother Geoff joined them after graduating from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Geoff helped them financially with their young start-up.

In 2011 the brother-sister team sold myYearbook for $100 million of combined stock and cash.  In June 2012 myYearbook was renamed MeetMe and rebranded as a social network to meet people globally.

Why is Catherine Cooks’s entrepreneur path so significant for teenage girls?  Find out more about Catherine on our Role Model Entrepreneurs’ Page.

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Sylvia RJ Scott

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