Dropbox Launches the Great Dropbox Space Race

Participating Students, Professors Can Win Free Space; Leading Schools Gain Up To 25GB

SAN FRANCISCO, October 15, 2012 – Dropbox, a free service that lets you bring your documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today launched the Dropbox Space Race. By signing up and referring fellow classmates and friends, students and professors can earn up to 25 GB of free Dropbox space for two years!

“Dropbox traditions are rooted in schools and students,” said Jon Ying, designer at Dropbox. “Space Race is our way of showing students and professors how much we appreciate them. We love hearing stories about how people use Dropbox at school, whether it’s for submitting homework, sharing class notes, or working with your team on a group project.”

How Space Race Works
It’s simple – you get points by referring your classmates, friends and professors to Space Race (they just need to sign in with their school email and download Dropbox). Individual points are tallied per school, and as your school earns more points, everyone registered for Space Race will get to the next level of free space.

The Details

  • You must register for Space Race with an eligible school email address
  • Just for signing up and installing Dropbox (if you haven’t already), you earn 3 GB of space for two years
  • Your school gets one point for each person who registers for Space Race and installs Dropbox (if they haven’t already)
  • Your school gets two points for each person that goes through the “Get Started” guide
  • The more people who sign up, the faster your school moves through levels and each level equals more space, up to 25 GB for two years

Starting today, you’ll have eight weeks to get as many people as you can from your school to sign up for the Great Dropbox Space Race. So grab your books, your notes and your closest friends and let the race begin by signing up: www.dropbox.com/spacerace!

About Dropbox
Dropbox simplifies millions of people’s lives by letting them bring their docs, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily. The service has more than 50 million users in over 175 countries. Dropbox was founded in San Francisco in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. For more information, please visit www.dropbox.com/press.