Starfish Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution

ARLINGTON, VA (March 31, 2014) — Starfish Retention Solutions, a leading student success company, today announced that the Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ was named a finalist for the 2014 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Postsecondary Enterprise Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have more than 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software.

This year’s program features 31 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 13.

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start. Comprising distinct but connected modules, the platform enables institutions to view all their campus data and activities through the lens of student success. Starfish EARLY ALERT™ enables institutions to learn more about their students as early as possible. Starfish CONNECT™ makes it easy for students to engage with those on campus dedicated to their success. Starfish ADVISING™ gives students an academic path to follow in order to achieve success.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2014 Education CODiE Awards,” said David Yaskin, CEO and founder of Starfish Retention Solutions. “The mission and business focus of institutions today is grounded in its ability to help more students finish what they start. The Starfish platform is designed to help colleges and universities scale their student support initiatives in a way that helps more students engage with the institution, and ultimately, achieve their academic goals – whatever those goals may be.”

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 119 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to honoring them all in May at the Education Industry Summit.”

Details about each of the finalists are listed at

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit

About Starfish 

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform™ consists of software modules that collectively harness the power of the campus community in order to help students finish what they start. Specifically, the modules help institutions identify at-risk students in real time based on their daily coursework performance and faculty concerns and then connect the students to resources designed to help (e.g., advising or tutoring), all while assessing which services and interventions are working. For more information, please visit


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