Name: Sparkology Quick Pitch: Sparkology is an invite-only luxury dating site for young professionals.Genius Idea: Sparkology members must be college graduates and the men must have graduated from the nation's top institutions Series Supported by Microsoft Biz Spark Sparkology was started to help the smart, reserved, hopeless romantic guy win.The business model might seem discriminatory, but Alex Furmansky, the founder of the site, stands behind his site that he says is successfully making matches.He was inspired to start the website back in college, when he noticed the loudest most obnoxious guy at the bar always attracted the most attention and got all of the girls.On Sparkology, each member is personally verified to make sure they’re coming from a top school.To prove that they’re not lying about their pasts, every active man on the site has to verify their alumni status.Each member's qualifying school is verified using the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) for NSC registered schools and through proof of education when an NSC report is not available.** Every member is also checked against the National Sex Offender Registry. Customize who can and cannot see your profile; for example, co-workers, employers, classmates and friends.*Rankings include US News & World Report, Newsweek, Academic Ranking of World Universities, Business Week, & Forbes; valid for the past 5 years If someone on Catch22 did not attend the school listed on their profile, we'll refund your money and ensure their profile is corrected.
Unlike Tinder, Sparkology offers services like professional photography and even profile writing.The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft Biz Spark.If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.Recently, the folks over at Sparkology looked at the men on the site to figure out which of them had the most inbound messages from women.Then, they broke it down by the colleges they graduated from."If you're looking for more than just a quick lay, and you're not loud, it's hard to find a partner," said the University of Pennsylvania graduate.