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Bowdoin Trio Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

Story posted April 26, 2010

When the NASDAQ opened for business Monday, April 26, 2010, three Bowdoin grads were front and center ringing the opening bell.

Jon Chapman '96, Tom Davidson '94 and Ray Martinez '96 are the founders of EverFi, a provider of Web-based software that teaches young adults to manage their money.

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EverFi CEO Tom Davidson '94 on the NASDAQ jumbo screen in Manhattan April 26, 2010.

Davidson says the NASDAQ bell ringing coincides with their announcement that more than 2,000 schools are now plugged into the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform, calling it "the fastest growing education network in the U.S."

Davidson and his fellow alumni created the unique software comprising a five-hour series of Web tutorials that let students explore real-world situations that run the gamut from a used-car dealership to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In doing so, they learn about saving money, earning interest and managing debt.

(L. to r.) EverFi founders Tom Davidson '94, Ramon Martinez '96 and Jon Chapman '96 criss-crossed the country in a rented RV to pitch EverFi to schools, foundations and other institutions.

Read more about EverFi, including coverage on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

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