2U, Inc. and 2U Executives Named Finalists for a Range of Business and Technology Awards

2U CTO and CFO nominated in both Tech Council of Maryland and Northern Virginia Technology Council Awards

LANDOVER, Md. – May 13, 2014 – 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions that enables leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education, announced today that the company, its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) have all been nominated for a host of industry awards.

2U has been nominated for 2014 Technology Firm of the Year by Maryland’s largest technology trade association, the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM). The TCM also nominated 2U’s James Kenigsberg as the 2014 CTO of the Year for his work as a leader and technology innovator for the company. Winners will be announced at the TCM 26th annual celebration on May 15.

2U’s CFO, Cathy Graham, has also been named a finalist for the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2014 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards – a recognition of chief financial officers and financiers for outstanding achievement and excellence in promoting the D.C. area’s tech community.

“Both James and Cathy show incredible leadership within our company, and bring tremendous drive and passion to help 2U fulfill its mission,” said Chip Paucek, co-founder and CEO of 2U. “To be acknowledged by these two notable technology councils is an honor, and wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of each 2U contributor who believes strongly in the vision of harnessing technology to further education. We congratulate all fellow nominees – some of the top tech organizations in the D.C. region.”

These award nominations follow 2U’s recent recognitions, including winning the Return on Education Innovation Award at the prestigious ASU+GSV Education Innovation Summit. 2U co-founder and CEO, Chip Paucek was also named one of the five Highest Ranked CEOs in the U.S. among small- to medium-sized companies and Top 20 Best Medium Sized Companies to Work for, both in 2014 by Glassdoor. Glassdoor is an online career and workplace community. In support of Paucek’s Glassdoor ranking, 2U employees created a two-minute video, explaining why they wanted to work at 2U and what it meant to work for a CEO like Paucek. The video can be found here.

2U is currently hiring in Landover, MD (near the Washington, DC area); New York City, NY; Los Angeles, CA and other locations. The company offers a high-energy work start-up environment that's both challenging and fun. Please visit the company's career page for more information: http://2u.com/about/careers or follow 2U on Twitter at @2Uinc or on Facebook at Facebook.com/2u.

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate their students. Our mission is to enable the education our clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs. To learn more, go to 2U.com. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/2u), Twitter (http://twitter.com/2Uinc) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/2u).


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