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Mike Moradian

Mike Moradian

Mike Moradian is an American internet entrepreneur. He is the executive director of HonorSociety.org, a ranking organization that recognizes excellence among students. He is also the founder and CEO of CampusBuddy and CollegeBudget.

Moradian was raised in Westlake Village, California where he attended Westlake High School and studied at the University of California Los Angeles.

In 2008, after he had graduated from UCLA, he founded CampusBuddy.com. The website published over 100 million anonymized grade records, allowing the public to analyze GPA distributions from many universities in the United States.

In 2010, Moradian founded CollegeBudget.com, a student discount site which utilizes collective buying power to negotiate discounts on behalf of its members. The next year, Moradian was accepted to Harvard Business School. He created an online poll and allowed the public to vote on whether he should attend Harvard Business School, or focus on leading his startup. The story was picked up by media publications including AdWeek, San Francisco Gate and Washington Post. Moradian decided to not to attend HBS, opting to maintain his CEO positions at CollegeBudget and CampusBuddy. In 2012, CollegeBudget acquired the Y Combinator food discount startup Much on Me.

In 2010 Moradian was named to the Bloomberg Businessweek's America's Best Young Entrepreneurs list. In 2012 Moradian was the youngest executive to be named one of the "Top 40 under 40" by Direct Marketing News. Moradian was also showcased in a US Embassy publication entitled "Why Did You Become an Entrepreneur?" and was recognized at the White House as an Empact award recipient recognizing young entrepreneurship.

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