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  • Features

    Discover yourself. Discover your purpose.

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    Surface your strengths

    posed2 captures massive amounts of behavioral data from game play, to paint a portrait of your unique strengths and capabilities.

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    Find your fit

    posed2 uses that portrait to predict a small number of career paths where you are most likely to find meaning and make a real difference.

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    Launch your life

    Once you know your goals, posed2 identifies the colleges and curricula that will help you launch your career and realize your potential.


    What users are saying...





    My partner and I were able to hire a private college counselor to help our daughter, but my sisters can't afford to do that for their kids. I'm going to send them to posed2.


    ~ Kristin B., Parent


    The college counselor at my school mainly reaches out to seniors, even though we have to start making decisions in our junior year. posed2 is something we can do for ourselves.


    ~ Saamna R., HS Junior







    I'm good at fixing stuff. My aunt thinks I should be an engineer, but I want to do lights and special effects at concerts. posed2 suggested I consider art and engineering. Awesome!


    ~ Guillermo G., HS Sophomore


    First-generation, at risk, and low-income kids don't get the support they need to explore and prepare for their careers. posed2 helps them lay out a personalized path through college to a career that fits them. That's an important resource.


    ~ Jared I., Family Liaison, Bellingham District


  • posed2 Team

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    Allison Rosenberg, Ph.D.

    Ideas and Operations

    Harvard University , PhD - UC Berkeley, BA

    VP/VC/Dir., Microsoft, Iowa State University, UNC Chapel Hill & University of California

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    Joao Bosco Da Silva


    Honorary Doctorate, Academy of Self Taught


    CEO, Velocity Software Development

    Software Architect: Kaiser Permanente



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    Simon Blackwell


    Western Washington University, BA


    Chief Transformation Officer, Mount St. Mary's

    VP Gaming - Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro)





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    Ellen Smith


    Wharton, MBA - Columbia, MA


    AVP, Columbia University


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    Audrey Andoy


    General Assembly, Cert. in CS

    Western Washington University, BS


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    Ashley Lindsey


    Digipen Institute of Technology, BFA

    Artist, DoubleDown Interactive




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    Carol Scheman


    Case Western Reserve, MA - Boston U, BA

    VP (ret.), University of Pennsylvania

    Deputy Commissioner (ret.), FDA


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    Vasant Honavar, Ph.D.

    Data Science

    University of Wisconsin, PhD.
    Prof/Chair of Information Science, Pennsylvania State University & Director, Center for Big Data Analytics






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    Derrick Morton


    University of California, Los Angeles, MBA

    CEO FlowPlay




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    James Rounds, Ph.D.

    Behavioral Science

    University of Minnesota, PhD.

    Professor of Psychology,

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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    Shannon Swift

    Human Capital

    University of Washington, BA

    CEO, Swift HR Solutions


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    David Sontag


    North Carolina State University, BS

    Professor Emeritus, UNC Chapel Hill

    Senior Vice President (ret.), 20th Century Fox



  • In the News

    posed2 founder addresses finding your fit on When Science Speaks podcast

    When Science Speaks is a web series profiling innovators in science and technology. In June, host Mark Bayer will speak with posed2 founder and CEO Allison Rosenberg about how scientifically trained people can advance their careers in meaningful ways, and about the nontraditional career opportunities available to scientists and engineers outside of academe.

    posed2 pitches the Dolphin Tank in Seattle

    Dolphin Tank is an invitational pitch competition for select entrepreneurs to present their companies to accomplished investors, serial entrepreneurs, and industry experts. posed2 was one of three companies invited to pitch at the spring Dolphin Tank, held in Seattle, that was dedicated to "Frontier Technologies."

    posed2 on stage at ASU/GSV X in San Diego

    ASU GSV Summit is the premier industry catalyst for elevating dialogue and driving action around learning and career outcomes through scalable innovation. posed2 was invited to appear on the "Silicon Alley" pitch stage to present it's novel, game-based career guidance software that helps college bound students find the best colleges and curricula to advance their career goals.

    posed2 identified as one of six revolutionary ed tech tools Built In Seattle

    Multiple technology startups have emerged over the last decade dedicated to preparing young people for the radical transformations occurring in the workforce. Built in Seattle selected posed2 as one of six edtech companies based in The Emerald City that are developing revolutionary new tools to ready students for a world of constant change.

    Geekwire asks: Can video games help students find their career fit?

    Geekwire is a news website that covers startups and established technology companies. Their regular feature, "Startup Spotlight" profiles emerging tech companies in the Pacific Northwest. In October, Geekwire's Lisa Schiffler interviewed posed2's founder about the company's game-based approach to surfacing a student's career strengths and aptitudes, and helping them find the colleges and college courses that best fit their career objectives.

    posed2 partners with the Tacoma, Washington chapter of College Success Foundation to test game-based assessment of career fit

    The College Success Foundation is a national organization dedicated to enhancing college access and success for traditionally under-served students. posed2 partnered with the Tacoma chapter of CSF to bring the company's unique approach to personalized college and career discovery to students at high schools in the area.

    posed2 awarded Small Business Innovation and Research grant from the National Science Foundation

    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is the U.S. government's highly competitive angel fund. It provides equity-free grants to early stage companies developing innovative solutions to important social problems. posed2 received a Phase I grant to develop its game-based approach to personalized learning and discovery for aspiring college students, and game-based recruiting for providers of advanced education and training.

    posed2 partners with multi-university collaborative, Volunteer Science, to test game-based assessments of career fit

    Volunteer Science is a collaboration among researchers from several leading universities, designed to expand the power of social science by engaging volunteers in online research. posed2 partnered with Volunteer Science to investigate the science of novel career guidance software and to develop it's game-based, free career test.

    posed2 joins founding cohort of Y Combinator's Startup School

    Startup School is a 10 week program organized and delivered by Y Combinator that educates founders about how to grow and manage a startup. posed2 was honored to be among the first cohort of companies competitively selected for this now wildly popular program of one of the nation's top startup accelerators.

    posed2 selected for Techstars' inaugural class of Startup Next

    Startup Next is an intensive five-week program that gives very early stage startups the tools and mentorship they need to navigate the initial stages of building a startup. Startup Next is part of Techstars, backed by Google for Entrepreneurs. posed2 was one of eleven companies competitively selected for the program's inaugural batch.

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