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City Council honors Scholly cofounder Christopher Gray

More post-“Shark Tank” plaudits for the Drexel undergrad.

Chris Gray honored at City Council, March 2015.

(Photo courtesy of Drexel)

Philadelphia City Council gave props to Scholly cofounder Christopher Gray on Wednesday.
Gray, a Drexel undergrad, made waves when he pitched his app on ABC’s “Shark Tank” last month and sparked a fight between the celebrity investors on the show. After the show aired, the scholarship-finder app spent more than a week at the No. 1 spot on the App Store’s paid app list.
“This has been a great experience,” Gray said at City Council. “I’ve been in Philadelphia for about four years now. My work here in Philly working with students … really inspired me to create Scholly, so I’m really happy that the program now has national awareness, and now has a cornerstone right here in Philadelphia.”

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